Lipschutz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Lipschutz 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 Lipschutz family

The surname Lipschutz 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 Lipschutz family was played a major role in the early history of this region, and was instrumental in the development of medieval society.

Important Dates for the Lipschutz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lipschutz research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1832, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Lipschutz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lipschutz Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lipschutz family (pre 1700)

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Lipschutz migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lipschutz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Israel Lipschutz, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lipschutz (post 1700)

  • Gerdi E. Lipschutz, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1976-87 (22nd District 1976-82, 23rd District 1983-87) [2]

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Citations

  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 http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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