Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname

Short Surname Origin

Alluding to stature, not tall.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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'I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.' --Fred Allen




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