The present generation of the Lippencott family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Lippincotts in Culmstock in the county of Devon
. The surname Lippencott belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Lippencott family
The surname Lippencott was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Lippencott family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lippencott research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1829, 1792, 1615 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Lippencott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lippencott Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Lippencott include Lippincott, Lippincot, Lippingcott, Luffincott and many more.
Early Notables of the Lippencott family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lippencott family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Lippencott were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Lippencott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Lippencott, who settled in Philadelphia in 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Lippencott (post 1700)
- Joseph Lippencott, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1834 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html