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The Anglo-Saxon name Dipple comes from the baptismal name Theobald,which was an ancient personal name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Dipple has appeared include Theobald, Theobalds, Diebold, Theobold, Tubald, Tudball, Dipple, Diebald, Teupel, Diepelt, Dewalt and many more.
First found in the Domesday Book of 1086; several bearers of Dipple as a personal name were recorded as landowners after the Norman Conquest, particularly in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, and Suffolk. The first recorded instance of Dipple as a surname occurred in 1199, where Tomas Teobald was living in Gloucestershire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dipple research. Another 312 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1601, 1688, 1744, and 1760 are included under the topic Early Dipple History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dipple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dipple arrived in North America very early:
Dipple Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Dipple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Dipple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dipple Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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