Last name: KEEP

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KEEP : This last name is indexed 32,103 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

KEEP : 1: English (southeastern): from Middle English kepe possibly in the sense ‘keep of a castle’ though this is not otherwise recorded until the late 16th century (perhaps a translation of Italian tenazza ‘that which keeps’) or in the sense ‘look-out place’ (Old English cēpe from cēpan ‘to watch look out for’).2: Americanized form of German Kiep or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname.

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