Lippmeier is a local
name from the German region of Westphalia
names came to Germany
with other types of hereditary surnames
after the 12th century. They were derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name lived. Sometimes local names bear the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from". It was an indication of land-ownership, and was sometimes taken as a mark of aristocracy. The family originally lived in the province of Westphalia. The name is of several possible origins. Firstly, it is a short form of the personal name
Philipp; for example, Count Philipp von Hessen was popularly known as "Lips." Alternatively, the name is derived from "Lippe," the name of a place in Westphalia; in this instance, the progenitor of the name would likely have been a native of Lippe who had settled in another city.
Early Origins of the Lippmeier family
The surname Lippmeier was first found in Westphalia
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. Lippe was one of the smallest states in Germany
until 1945, and is now part of Lower- Saxony
. Lippe is also a river running through Westphalia
and entering the Rhine just north of the Ruhr region. Chronicles speak of Arnold Lipper or von der Lippe in 1222. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Lippmeier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lippmeier research.Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1129, 1232, 1550, 1806, 1800, 1547 and 1606 are included under the topic Early Lippmeier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lippmeier 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 Lippmeier include Lipp, Lippe, Lips, Lipps, Lipsius, Lippl, Lipple, Lippel, Lipgens, Lipgin, Lippman, Lipmann, Lipman, Lippmeier, Lipper and many more.
Early Notables of the Lippmeier family (pre 1700)
Notables of the period with the name Lippmeier were Wilhelm Anton von der Lippe (around 1800), of the House of Wintrup, who was the canon of the Cathedral in Muenster as well as the... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lippmeier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lippmeier family to the New World and Oceana
After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them: Georg Lipp and Hans Conrad Lipp, who came to Philadelphia in 1733; Johannes Lipp, who came to Philadelphia in 1766; Jacob Lipp to Philadelphia in 1805.