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Subject: Tripp is a surname
Author: Deb   (guest, 130.56.5.243)
Date: January 21, 2002 at 9:10:17 PM
Reply to: cna you tell me the meaning of this name out of this book.. by Erna
Trip is a surname:
English
1-A metonymic occupational name for a dancer, or a nickname for someone with an odd gait. From the Middle English trip(p)(en) meaning to step lightly, skip or hop.
2-A metonymic occupational name for a butcher or "tripe-dresser." From the Middle English, Old French trip(p)e for tripe (unknown origin). (Hanks & Hodges, p.542)


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