Show ContentsLipschitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Lipschitz is of several possible origins, all of which can be traced back to a common root. The name is derived from the Slavic "lipa," meaning "linden tree" or "lime tree." The name may relate to a number of different place names: "Liebeschitz," the name of a town in Bohemia, "Leipzig," the name of a famous German city, or "Leobschutz," the name of a town in Upper Silesia.

Early Origins of the Lipschitz family

The surname Lipschitz was first found in Bohemia, where the town of Liebeschitz is located. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of this town (or, alternatively, of Leipzig or Leobschutz) who had settled in another city. The young Lipschitz family was played a major role in the early history of this region, and was instrumental in the development of medieval society.

Early History of the Lipschitz family

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Lipschitz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lipschitz, Lippschitz, Lipshitz, Lippshitz, Lipshits, Lippshits and many more.

Early Notables of the Lipschitz family

Notable among the name Lipschitz at this time we found

  • Solomon Zalman Lipschitz (1765-1839), the famous first chief rabbi of Warsaw, known as "Hemdat Shelomo" after his works of that name, and Rudolf Otto Sigismund Lipschitz (1832-1903), a German mathemat...

United States Lipschitz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lipschitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L Lipschitz, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Lipschitz (post 1700) +

  • Chaim U Lipschitz (b. 1912), American rabbi
  • Siegfried Lipschitz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 7th District, 1935 2
  • Meyer Lipschitz, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1944 2
  • Abraham Lipschitz (b. 1916), South African company director
  • Alexander Siegfried Lipschitz (b. 1899), German political author

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  • Miss Dinah Lipschitz, American worker who was at Triangle Waist Company factory at the Asch building in Greenwich Village on the 25th March 1911 when fire broke out; she survived the fire 3

  1. 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)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from
  3. Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (retrieved on 3rd August 2021.) Retrieved from on Facebook