Last name: GOUPIL

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GOUPIL : This last name is indexed 354,622 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GOUPIL : French: nickname for someone with red hair or for a cunning person from Old French goupil ‘fox’ Late Latin vulpiculus a diminutive of classical Latin vulpes a distant cognate of Wolf. This was replaced as a vocabulary word during the Middle Ages by renard originally a personal name. Compare Reynard the name borne by the fox in the popular beast tales. The name is also found in England in the medieval period but seems to have become extinct only to be reintroduced in the 16th century by Huguenot refugees from France.

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