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Lipsky is a local name from the German region of Westphalia. Local 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.

Lipsky Early Origins



The surname Lipsky 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.

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Lipsky Spelling Variations


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Lipsky 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 Lipsky include Lipp, Lippe, Lips, Lipps, Lipsius, Lippl, Lipple, Lippel, Lipgens, Lipgin, Lippman, Lipmann, Lipman, Lippmeier, Lipper and many more.

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Lipsky Early History


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Lipsky Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lipsky research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1129, 1232, 1550, 1800, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Lipsky History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lipsky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lipsky Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Lipsky were Wilhelm Anton von der Lippe (around 1800), of the House of Wintrup, who was the canon of...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lipsky Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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:

Lipsky Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Chane Lipsky, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Bobroisk, Russia, in 1906
  • Anton Lipsky, aged 18, who settled in America from Dogilishky, Wilno, Russia, in 1907
  • Chaje Golde Lipsky, aged 15, who landed in America from Grodew, Russia, in 1907
  • Chane Lipsky, aged 17, who landed in America from Olita, Russia, in 1908
  • Alexandr Lipsky, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Kolos China, Russia, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lipsky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lipsky (post 1700)



  • David Lipsky (b. 1988), American professional golfer
  • Seth Lipsky (b. 1946), American founder and editor of the New York Sun
  • John Phillip Lipsky (b. 1947), American economist, acting Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund in 2011
  • Pat Lipsky, American abstract painter
  • David Lipsky (b. 1965), American National Magazine Award winning author
  • Michael Lipsky, American Research Professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute
  • Scott Lipsky (b. 1981), American professional tennis player who won his first Grand Slam title in 2011
  • William Lipsky, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 14th District, 1935
  • Aaron A. Lipsky, American politician, Mayor of Keene, New Hampshire, 1988-93

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    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Lipsky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lipsky Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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