Krupa Family History
Krupa Name Meaning
Polish Ukrainian and Rusyn; Slovak (also Krúpa): nickname or metonymic occupational name from Polish krupa Slovak krúpa (Slovak usually in plural: krúpy) meaning ‘groats’ or ‘coarsely ground grains’ in Polish also ‘sleet’. This surname is also found in Germany where it is mainly of Polish origin and in Croatia where it is in part of Slovak origin (see also 4 below). Compare Kruppa . Czech: variant of Kroupa . Croatian: nickname from krupa ‘sleet’ the same Slavic word as in 1 above and 3 above. Sorbian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from Upper Sorbian krupa ‘(grain of) pearl barley’ also ‘hail’. This surname is found mainly in a Germanized form Kruppa .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press