Keiper Family History
Keiper Name Meaning
German:: occupational name for a fisherman from Middle High German keiper ‘fisherman fish netter’ found in the Upper German dialects or from an agent derivative of East Prussian keip ‘weir’ (see Keip ). 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. Compare Kiper .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022