Happe Family History
Happe Name Meaning
German: from a shortened form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert (see Happel ). German and French (mainly Nord and Lorraine): from Middle Low German Old French happe ‘hook hatchet pruning hook’ a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such implements or for someone who used one in his work. This surname is also found in the Netherlands. Compare Heppe . English: variant of Happ .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press