Lipsey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lipsey family

The surname Lipsey was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1297 when William held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Lipsey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lipsey research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1331, 1455, 1487, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Lipsey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lipsey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lipsett, Lypsett, Liptrap, Lyptrap, Lupsett and others.

Early Notables of the Lipsey family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Lipsey family to Ireland

Some of the Lipsey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lipsey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lipsey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Lipsey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [1]
  • Robert Lipsey, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

New Zealand Lipsey migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lipsey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Francis Lipsey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • Charlotte Lipsey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863
  • George Lipsey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lipsey (post 1700) +

  • Alexander "Sandy" Lipsey, American Democratic politician, Member of the Michigan State House of Representatives (2000-2006)
  • Irving Lipsey, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1931 [3]
  • Richard George Lipsey OC FRSC (b. 1928), Canadian academic and economist
  • Matt Lipsey, British television and film director
  • David Lawrence Lipsey (b. 1948), Baron Lipsey, a British journalist and Labour Party politician, Chairman of the Fabian Society (1981-1982)
  • Daryl Lipsey (b. 1963), Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach
  • Triette Lipsey Reeves, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 13th District, 1999- [4]


  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. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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