Happ Family History
Happ Name Meaning
South German: metonymic occupational name for someone who made sickles or who used a sickle from Middle High German happe heppe ‘sickle vintner's hook’. German: from a shortened form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert (see Happel ). English: nickname for a fortunate or well favored person from Middle English happ(e) ‘prosperity’ ‘favor’ (from Old English gehæp ‘fit’). Compare Chance .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press