The surname Dippell 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. Dippell 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 Dippell was given to a person who was considered the boldest of all the people.
Early Origins of the Dippell family
The surname Dippell 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 Dippell family
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Dippell Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in 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 Dippell include Dippel, Dipple, Dippold, Diple, Dippal, Dippele, Dippell, Dippall, Dippelt, Dipolt, Dippoldt, Diepel and many more.
Early Notables of the Dippell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dippell 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 Dippell or a variant listed above:
Dippell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Dippell, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1843
- Henry Dippell, who settled in Philadelphia in 1843