Show ContentsLepp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Lepp family

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

Early History of the Lepp family

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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.

Early Notables of the Lepp family

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United States Lepp migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Lepp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthias Lepp, aged 32, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Nicholas Lepp, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1855 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lepp (post 1700) +

  • Otto Lepp, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1936; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 [2]
  • Peeter Lepp (b. 1943), Estonian politician
  • Marta Lepp (1883-1940), Estonian writer
  • Kadri Lepp (b. 1979), Estonian actress and children's writer
  • James Lepp (b. 1983), Canadian golfer from Abbotsford, British Columbia

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook