Stoop Family History
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Stoop Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: from Middle Dutch stoop, Middle Low German stop ‘pitcher’, ‘stone bottle’, hence a nickname for a heavy drinker, or a metonymic occupational name for a wine seller or innkeeper. English: of uncertain origin, perhaps from Middle English stulpe, stolpe ‘post’ or ‘boundary marker’ (Old Norse stolpi), or from Middle English stoppe ‘bucket’ (Old English stoppa), hence a topographic name for someone who lived either by a boundary post or in a deep hollow. Alternatively, it could be a habitational name from a place so named, most probably Stop in Fonthill Giffard in Wiltshire, named with Old English stoppa ‘bucket’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Stopp, Stroop, Shoop, Stork, Strom, Hoop, Top, Stohl, Toop, Stout