Harper Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a player on the harp, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle Dutch harp ‘harp’. The harper was one of the most important figures of a medieval baronial hall, especially in Scotland and northern England, and the office of harper was sometimes hereditary. The Scottish surname is probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Chruiteir ‘son of the harper’ (from Gaelic cruit ‘harp’, ‘stringed instrument’). This surname has long been present in Ireland.

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List of People with Surname Harper

As far as we found, there are a total of 41,868 people with the surname Harper. Among these people surnamed Harper, there are around 3,128 different names, with an average of 13 people sharing the same name. Robert Harper, William Harper and Mary Harper are the top three most common names from the list of people surnamed Harper, with 732, 730 and 718 people respectively.

Furthermore, Our research has shown that Texas has the greatest number of people surnamed Harper, with a total of 3,880 people, and there are a total of 1,359 different names among these people. Georgia is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Harper, with a total of 3,229 people and an average of 1,203 different names.