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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Lepp first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Lepp family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Lepp was an occupational name for a young servant to a nobleman. Such a position was known by the Old French word "page" and was the first stage in a young man's training for knighthood.

Lepp Early Origins



The surname Lepp was first found in Ile-de-France, where they held a family seat.

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Lepp Spelling Variations


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Lepp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lepage, Lepages, Leppage, Leppages, Lespages, Lesppages, Lapage, Lappage, Dupage, Despages, De Lapage and many more.

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Lepp Early History


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Lepp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lepp research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1656, 1664, 1670, 1695, 1696, 1718, and 1775 are included under the topic Early Lepp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lepp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lepp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lepp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lepp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Lepp, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Lepp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthias Lepp, aged 32, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Nicholas Lepp, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lepp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lepp (post 1700)



  • Otto Lepp, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1936; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936

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Lepp Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Lepp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lepp 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 11:00.

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