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Epps History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , German


The ancestors of the name Epps date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence near one or more notable aspen trees. The surname Epps is derived from the Old English word æpse, which means aspen. The surname may also be a nickname in jest, for a timid person, referring to the trembling leaves of the tree.


Early Origins of the Epps family


The surname Epps was first found in the county of Middlesex in southern England where they held a family seat from very ancient times. During the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, unlike many Saxon families, bearers of this name managed to hold onto much of their holdings and these are recorded in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a census taken in 1086 by King William of all land holders.

Early History of the Epps family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Epps research.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1307 is included under the topic Early Epps History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Epps Spelling Variations


Epps has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Epps have been found, including Apps, Apse, Abbs, Abb, App, Apsey, Epps, Ebbs, Epsey, Epp and many more.

Early Notables of the Epps family (pre 1700)


More information is included under the topic Early Epps Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Epps family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eppss to arrive on North American shores:

Epps Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mrs. Epps, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Epps, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Epps, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elizabeth Epps, aged 13, who arrived in America in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Epps Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margarethe Epps, aged 17, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Epps, who landed in New York with his wife and five children in 1876

Epps Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Moses Epps, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

Epps Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Epps, aged 32, a gardener, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Mary Epps, aged 32, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Eliza Epps, aged 7, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • George Epps, aged 5, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Martha Ann Epps, aged 3, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Epps (post 1700)


  • Shareeka Epps (b. 1989), award-winning American actress [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Shareeka Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Shareeka Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareeka_Epps
  • Sheldon Epps (b. 1952), American television and theatre director [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Sheldon Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Sheldon Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Epps
  • Omar Hashim Epps (b. 1973), American actor, singer, songwriter, and record producer [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Omar Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Omar Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Epps
  • Garrett Epps (b. 1950), American legal scholar, novelist, and journalist [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Garrett Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Garrett Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Epps
  • Jeanette J. Epps (b. 1970), American CIA intelligence officer, and NASA astronaut candidate [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Jeanette Epps. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/epps-jj.html
  • Michael Eugene "Mike" Epps (b. 1970), American actor, producer, writer, stand-up comedian, and singer [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Michael Epps. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Michael Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Epps
  • Ralph Dickson Epps, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Sumter County, 1935-38
  • David C. Epps, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1940, 1952; Oregon Democratic State Chair, 1958
  • Cindy H. Epps, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2008
  • C. B. Epps, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1936
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Epps family



Flight TWA 800

  • Miss. Lois Rose Van Epps (1938-1996), from New York, USA, American English teacher flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html

The Epps Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In Te Domine Speravi
Motto Translation: In thee, O Lord, I have placed my hope.


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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  4. ^ Shareeka Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Shareeka Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shareeka_Epps
  5. ^ Sheldon Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Sheldon Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Epps
  6. ^ Omar Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Omar Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omar_Epps
  7. ^ Garrett Epps. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Garrett Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrett_Epps
  8. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2011, January 18) Jeanette Epps. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/epps-jj.html
  9. ^ Michael Epps. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Michael Epps. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Epps
  10. ^ Antarctic Homestead, Operation Deep Freeze the New Zealand Story, Retrieved 2018 February 21st, http://antarctic.homestead.com/901.html


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