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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 [1]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)

Lepp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthias Lepp, aged 32, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]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)
  • Nicholas Lepp, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1855 [1]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)

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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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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. 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).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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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