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The name Liptak comes from the German region of Westphalia. The tradition of adopting hereditary surnames came to Germany after the 12th century, and the names of places where people lived were a primary source. Many local names carry the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from," which was originally an indicator of land ownership, and is sometimes a mark of nobility. The Liptak 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.

Liptak Early Origins



The surname Liptak 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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Liptak Spelling Variations


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Liptak Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Liptak include Lipp, Lippe, Lips, Lipps, Lipsius, Lippl, Lipple, Lippel, Lipgens, Lipgin, Lippman, Lipmann, Lipman, Lippmeier, Lipper and many more.

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Liptak Early History


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Liptak Early History



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

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Liptak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Liptak Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Liptak 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 Liptak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlanti c. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Liptak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agosta Liptak, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Andras Liptak, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Alajos Liptak, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Liptak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andras Liptak, aged 25, who landed in America from Geczer, in 1900
  • Andras Liptak, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Nagyves Zulres, Austria, in 1907
  • Andras Liptak, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Gombosfsent, Hungary, in 1908
  • Agata Liptak, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Beregszek, Austria, in 1909
  • Andor Liptak, aged 18, who landed in America from Breznobanya, Hungary, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Liptak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Liptak (post 1700)



  • David Liptak (b. 1949), American composer and music teacher
  • Adam Liptak (b. 1960), American journalist, lawyer and instructor in journalism
  • Zoltán Lipták (b. 1984), Hungarian footballer
  • Peter Lipták (b. 1989), Slovak football player
  • Matthew Liptak (b. 1970), Australian retired AFL footballer
  • Juraj Lipták, Slovak gold medalist sprint canoer at the 2002 Seville World Championships
  • Attila Lipták, Hungarian bronze medalist sprint canoer at the 1985 Mechelen World Championships

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Liptak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liptak 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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