Show ContentsHipp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hipp has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from the son of Herbert. [1] In Old English, patronyms were formed by adding a variety of suffixes to personal names, which changed over time and from place to place. For example, after the Norman Conquest, sunu and sune, which meant son, were the most common patronymic suffixes. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the most common patronymic names included the word filius, which meant son. By the 14th century, the suffix son had replaced these earlier versions. Surnames that were formed with filius or son were more common in the north of England and it was here that the number of individuals without surnames was greatest at this time.

Early Origins of the Hipp family

The surname Hipp was first found in Norfolk and Suffolk, where the name was derived from "Hib and diminutive Hib-kin, sharpened to Hip and Hipkin." [1] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 provide some of the earliest entries of early forms of the name: Hyppe (without surname), Norfolk; John Hyppe, Norfolk; and Lucia Hippo, Suffolk. [1] Another source notes Lefsius Hippe as being listed in the same rolls in Suffolk and John Hipecok in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1243. [2]

Early History of the Hipp family

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Hipp Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hipp include Hipkin, Hippkin, Hipken, Hippken, Hipkins, Hipkens, Hippe, Hipp and many more.

Early Notables of the Hipp family (pre 1700)

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Hipp Ranking

In the United States, the name Hipp is the 6,033rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

United States Hipp migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hipp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Geo Hipp, who landed in South Carolina in 1749 [4]
  • Hans Georg Hipp, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [4]
  • John Hipp to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772
Hipp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Hipp to Philadelphia in 1850
  • John Hipp, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866 [4]
  • August Hipp, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [4]
Hipp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Carl Hipp, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States from Thamm, Germany, in 1906
  • Alexis Hipp, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States from Dambach, Germany, in 1907
  • Fredrich Hipp, aged 34, who landed in America from Pinchtelfingen, Germany, in 1908
  • Anna Hipp, aged 59, who settled in America from Kirchentellinsfurt, Germany, in 1908
  • Alfred Hipp, aged 16, who landed in America from Boozbeim, Germany, in 1909
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New Zealand Hipp migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hipp Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Hipp, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Janet Cowan" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 3rd January 1875 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hipp (post 1700) +

  • Joe "The Boss" Hipp (b. 1962), U.S. professional boxer, inductee into American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Bryan Hipp (d. 2006), American guitarist
  • Otto Hipp (1885-1952), German politician, Mayor of Regensburg
  • Matthias Hipp (1813-1893), German clock maker, inventor of Hipp Toggle and Hipp's Chronograph
  • Jutta Hipp (1925-2003), German-born jazz pianist and painter
  • Georg Hipp (1905-1967), German businessman, founder of Hipp Babynahrung

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  4. 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)
  5. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook