The ancestors of the name Lippencotte date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the settlement of Lippincotts in Culmstock in the county of Devon
. The surname Lippencotte 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 Lippencotte family
The surname Lippencotte 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 Lippencotte family
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Lippencotte Spelling Variations
Lippencotte has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Lippencotte have been found, including Lippincott, Lippincot, Lippingcott, Luffincott and many more.
Early Notables of the Lippencotte family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lippencotte family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Lippencottes to arrive on North American shores: Henry Lippencott, who settled in Philadelphia in 1865; A. C.A. J.B. W. Lippincott arrived in San Francisco in 1850.