The surname Dipolt 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. Dipolt 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 Dipolt was given to a person who was considered the boldest of all the people.
Early Origins of the Dipolt family
The surname Dipolt 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 Dipolt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dipolt research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1729, 1673, 1734 and 1822 are included under the topic Early Dipolt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dipolt Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Dipolt include Dippel, Dipple, Dippold, Diple, Dippal, Dippele, Dippell, Dippall, Dippelt, Dipolt, Dippoldt, Diepel and many more.
Early Notables of the Dipolt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dipolt family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dipolt or a variant listed above: 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..