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The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Lippard family. Nickname
surnames, such as Lippard, 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 Lippard 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 Lippard family
The surname Lippard 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 Lippard family
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Lippard Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Lippard 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 Lippard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lippard family to the New World and Oceana
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 Lippard or a variant listed above: Jacob Lippert, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1736. Anna Maria Lippertin arrived at the same time and they were followed by Wilhelm Lippert and Conrad Lippert in 1738. H.C. Liphardt came to Texas in 1852.
Contemporary Notables of the name Lippard (post 1700)
- Stephen J. Lippard (b. 1940), American bioinorganic chemist awarded the National Medal of Science in 2004
- Vernon William Lippard (b. 1905), American Dean Emeritus of the School of Medicine at Yale University since 1967. He was also the president of the association of American Medical Colleges
- George Lippard (1822-1854), American novelist, journalist, playwright
- Elbert L. Lippard, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Kannapolis, North Carolina, 1966-78 (acting, 1966-67) CITATION[CLOSE]
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