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Early Origins of the Flippen family

The surname Flippen was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and where this illustrious family held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Clermont/Aurillac and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Flippen family

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Flippen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Flippen, Philipon, Phlipon, Phlipeau, Phlipeaux, Philipet, Phlipet, Flippeau, Flippon and many more.

Early Notables of the Flippen family

Notable amongst the family was

  • Flippen of Auvergne and Lyonais

Flippen Ranking

In the United States, the name Flippen is the 11,709th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Flippen migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Flippen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Flippen, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Contemporary Notables of the name Flippen (post 1700) +

  • Benton Flippen, American old-timey string musician, blues artist
  • Jay C Flippen (1898-1970), American western movie actor
  • Justin S. Flippen, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2008 2

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