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Where did the English Lipsey family come from? What is the English Lipsey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lipsey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lipsey family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Lipsett, Lypsett, Liptrap, Lyptrap, Lupsett and others.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1297 when William held estates in that shire.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lipsey research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1331, 1455, 1487, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Lipsey History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Lipsey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Lipsey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lipsey Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • John Lipsey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846
  • Robert Lipsey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


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  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

The Lipsey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lipsey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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