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Origin and popularity of the name RAPP


Rapp : 1: Swedish: soldier's name from rapp ‘quick prompt’.2: German and Swiss German: from Middle High German rapp rabe ‘raven’ hence a nickname for someone with black hair or some other supposed resemblance to the bird. In some cases the surname may have been a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a raven.3: English (London; also Yorkshire): unexplained.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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