Last name origins & meanings:
- English and French: from the Middle English, Old French
personal name Crispin, Latin Crispinus, a family name
derived from crispus ‘curly-haired’ (see Crisp). This
name was especially popular in France in the early Middle Ages, having
been borne by a saint who was martyred at Soissons in ad
c. 285 along with a companion, Crispinianus (whose name
is a further derivative of the same word).
- English and French: diminutive of Crisp.
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