Lippincott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Lippincott has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the settlement of Lippincotts in Culmstock in the county of Devon. The surname Lippincott 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 Lippincott family

The surname Lippincott 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 Lippincott family

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Lippincott Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Lippincott have been found, including Lippincott, Lippincot, Lippingcott, Luffincott and many more.

Early Notables of the Lippincott family (pre 1700)

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Lippincott Ranking

In the United States, the name Lippincott is the 11,351st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Lippincott migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Lippincott, or a variant listed above:

Lippincott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Lippincott, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1639 [2]
Lippincott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A. Lippincott, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1892
Lippincott Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anne Lippincott, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Constance Lippincott, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Chas. L. Lippincott, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Charles Lippincott, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Alice Lippincott, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lippincott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lippincott Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Richard Lippincott U.E. (b. 1745) born in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA from Sherwsbury, New Jersey, USA who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 married to Esther Borden having 3 children he died in 1826 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lippincott (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Wharton Lippincott Jr. (1914-2003), American Chairman and President of Philadelphia publisher J. B. Lippincott Company
  • Sara Jane Lippincott (1823-1904), born Sara Jane Clarke, an American author, poet, and lecturer who used the pseudonym Grace Greenwood
  • Joshua Allan Lippincott (b. 1835), American academic, 4th Chancellor of the University of Kansas from 1883 to 1889
  • Joseph Wharton Lippincott (1887-1976), American publisher, author, naturalist, and sportsman, grandson of J.B. Lippincott
  • Donald Fithian "Don" Lippincott (1893-1963), American silver and bronze medalist runner at the 1912 Summer Olympics
  • David McCord Lippincott (1924-1984), American composer and lyricist
  • Sarah Lee Lippincott (b. 1920), American astronomer, Professor Emerita of Astronomy at Swarthmore College and Director Emerita of the college's Sproul Observatory
  • Captain Richard Lippincott U.E. (1745-1826), American-born Loyalist who served in the British army during the American War of Independence
  • Joshua Ballinger "J.B." Lippincott (1813-1886), American founder of J. B. Lippincott & Co., an American publishing house founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Tom Lippincott (b. 1966), American guitarist
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook
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