Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English Kipp, perhaps a byname for
a fat man, from an unattested Old English form Cyppe, which
according to Reaney is from the Germanic root kupp ‘to
- German: topographic name for someone living on a hill,
from Kippe ‘edge’, ‘brink’.
- German: from Sorbian
kipry ‘weak’ (Czech kyprý).
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