It is a Jewish name. Many Halperins become business persons, lawyers, or accountants. Other Halperins can end up in the streets.
1. Person 1: Hey look at that successful businessman!
Person 2: Yeah he's definately a Halperin, eh?
Person 1: Yeah...I wondered why he was so successful!
2. Person 1: Wow look at that dirty hobo in the streets!
Person 2: Don't mind him he's just a Halperin