Show ContentsDippel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The annals of Scottish history reveal that Dippel was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Dippel family lived on the lands of Dipple in Morayshire where the name can be found since very early times. The name means dweller by the hollow and is originally derived from the personal name Theobald.

Early Origins of the Dippel family

The surname Dippel was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Dippel family

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Dippel Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Dippel include Dibble, Dipple, Diball, Dybell, Dyball, Dippel, Diable, Dibel, Dible, Tipple, Tippell, Tibble, Dibbs, Dibben, Dibbens and many more.

Early Notables of the Dippel family (pre 1700)

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United States Dippel migration to the United States +

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Dippel:

Dippel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Dippel, who settled in Virginia in 1636
Dippel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Dippel, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Johan Herman Dippel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johan Peter Dippel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johan Nicolaus Dippel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Dippel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Fred Dippel, age 19, settled in New Orleans, La. in 1820
  • Carl Heinrich Dippel, who arrived in America in 1834 [1]
  • Daniel Dippel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855
  • Valentine Dippel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 [1]
  • Conrad Dippel, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
Dippel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Dippel, who landed in Nebraska in 1912 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dippel (post 1700) +

  • Tom Dippel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2012 [2]
  • J. Philip Dippel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hudson County, 1906 [2]
  • Donnie Dippel, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 17th District, 2008 [2]
  • Larry Dippel (b. 1940), American former football coach named one of the top 100 sports legends of the 20th century in 2000
  • Andreas Dippel (1866-1932), German-born operatic tenor and impressario
  • Michaela Dippel, German pop artist
  • Johann Konrad Dippel (1673-1734), German pietist theologian, alchemist, and physician

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from on Facebook