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. Dippall 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 Dippall was given to a person who was considered the boldest of all the people.
Early Origins of the Dippall family
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 Dippall family
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Dippall Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Dippall include Dippel, Dipple, Dippold, Diple, Dippal, Dippele, Dippell, Dippall, Dippelt, Dipolt, Dippoldt, Diepel and many more.
Early Notables of the Dippall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dippall family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Dippalls to arrive in North America, and among them 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..
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