Klapper Family History
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Klapper Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German klappern ‘chatter’, ‘rattle’, hence a nickname for a talkative person or a gossip or a metonymic occupational name for a night watchman, a reference to the clapper used for making announcements. As a Jewish name it could be a metonymic occupational name for someone who called people to the synagogue.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Klepper, Clapper, Kapper, Knapper, Klauber, Klippert, Kapfer, Lepper