The surname Diepold is a Bavarian nickname
surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Diepold is a name for a person who was bold or courageous. The surname Dippel is derived from the German personal name
Theudobald or Theobald. Thus, the name Diepold was given to a person who was considered the boldest of all the people.
Early Origins of the Diepold family
The surname Diepold was first found in Bavaria
, where the family could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal
society which gradually formed the backbone Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Diepold family
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Diepold Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Diepold include Dippel, Dipple, Dippold, Diple, Dippal, Dippele, Dippell, Dippall, Dippelt, Dipolt, Dippoldt, Diepel and many more.
Early Notables of the Diepold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Diepold family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Jon Dippel, who settled in Virginia in 1636. Fred Dippel, age 19; settled in New Orleans, La. in 1820; while Henry Dippell settled in Philadelphia in 1843. Daniel Dippel arrived in Philadelphia in 1855..