Tripp Family History
Tripp Name Meaning
English (mainly southern): metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait, from Middle English trip(p)(en) ‘to step lightly, skip, or hop’ (Old French triper). English: metonymic occupational name for a butcher or tripe dresser, from Middle English, Old French trip(p)e ‘tripe’ (of unknown origin). German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden pattens (trippe), a type of raised sole that could be strapped to normal footwear for walking in unpaved muddy streets.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press