Lipe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Lipe family. Nickname surnames, such as Lipe, were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The family name Lipe is a name for a person who is considered holy or intelligent. It stems from a Old German word "Liutberht," meaning "most brilliant or holy, of the people." The endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" are interchangeable in medieval names, depending on the region.
Early Origins of the Lipe family
The surname Lipe was first found in Bavaria, where the ancestors of the bearers of this family name lived from ancient times. The name derives from the older Leiprecht and Leuprecht, which themselves derived from the Old-German word "Liutberht," meaning "shining" or "holy" people. St. Luitpert was a patron saint of farmers in Swabia. The German name endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" were interchangeable in mediaeval names, depending on the region. The first recorded mention found was of Hans Lueprecht of Leutkirch in 1345.
Early History of the Lipe family
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Lipe Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Lipe include Lippert, Lipert, Lipard, Lippard, Lipperts, Liperts, Leuprecht, Leiprecht, Leibert, Leubert, Lueprecht, Lueprecht, Luprecht, Leubrecht, Leibrecht, Luebrecht, Lubrecht, Lubricht, Lubert and many more.
Early Notables of the Lipe family (pre 1700)
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Lipe migration to the United States +
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lipe or a variant listed above:
Lipe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Betty Lipe, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1910
- Christina Lipe, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1910
- Katherine Lipe, aged 15, who immigrated to America, in 1910
- Basse Lipe, aged 42, who landed in America from Rodomisle, Russia, in 1912
- Kate Lipe, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1912
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Contemporary Notables of the name Lipe (post 1700) +
- Perry Hamilton Lipe (1875-1955), American Minor League Baseball player and manager
- Charles E. Lipe (1850-1895), American founder of C. E. Lipe Machine Shop in Syracuse, New York in 1880; he held numerous patents for various gears, differentials and transmissions and ball bearings
- Michael Anthony "Mike" Lipe (b. 1948), American master guitar luthier, known for his custom built electric guitar company Lipe Guitars U.S.A
- Frances Lipe, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972 
- Lipe Henslee, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Tennessee, 1941-51 
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