Keiper Family History
Keiper Name Meaning
occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle High German keiper ‘fisherman’, ‘fish netter’, found in the Upper German dialects, but also in Prussian, keip ‘weir’ (fish trap) (see Keip) may be the source of the name. variant of Keuper, itself a variant of Käufer (see Kaufer) or of Küpper (see Kupper); this is a frequent surname in the lower Rhine area.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press