Raper Family History
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Raper Name Meaning
English (Yorkshire): variant of Roper. In southern dialects of English, Old English -a- became Middle English -o-, whereas in Yorkshire -a- was preserved and gave rise to this form of the surname. Possibly also an altered spelling of German Röper or Röber (see Roeber).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Roper, Ramer, Paper, Rape, Baker, Raber, Reder, Hayer, Rasey, Rager