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

The ancient origin of this name has baffled and confounded historians for many years. Many ascribe to it a German origin, much later than the Saxon invasion. Demographically this does not seem feasible. They do not look like they are Liebetruts, as Lower suggests. The only reasonable offering we can make is that the surname came down into Lancashire from the English/Scottish border. In the borders region, "trod," or "trot" was the term used for a pursuit posse. The law included both a hot trod (24 hours), and a cold trod (48 hours). It would seem quite feasible that an obscure Border Clan or family named Lip or Lipp, an old Aberdeenshire surname going back 1200 in Perthshire, to have adopted the name Liptrod.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Liptrot, Liptrod, Lipptrod, Liptrott and others.

First found in Lancashire where they held a family seat. It is possible that the surname came south to Lancashire from the English/ Scottish borders through Cumberland, Northumberland, and Dumfries down to Lancashire in about 1570 to 1603. The first records of the surname Liptrod were around the Bolton, Haigh, Lawton, and Chorley areas showing sudden proliferation of the name after about the year 1600.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liptrot research. Another 309 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1409, 1455, 1487, 1552, 1601, and 1612 are included under the topic Early Liptrot History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Liptrot Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Edmd Liptrot, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • Edwd Liptrot, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Edward Liptrot, who settled in Virginia in 1715

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  • Christopher George Liptrot (b. 1980), English Cricket player


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The Liptrot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liptrot 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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