The ancient origin of this name has baffled and confounded historians for many years. Many ascribe to it a German origin, much later than the Saxon invasion. Demographically this does not seem feasible. They do not look like they are Liebetruts, as Lower suggests. The only reasonable offering we can make is that the surname came down into Lancashire
from the English/Scottish border. In the borders region, "trod," or "trot" was the term used for a pursuit posse. The law included both a hot trod (24 hours), and a cold trod (48 hours). It would seem quite feasible that an obscure Border Clan
or family named Lip or Lipp, an old Aberdeenshire
surname going back 1200 in Perthshire
, to have adopted the name Liptrod.
Early Origins of the Lipthorpe family
The surname Lipthorpe was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
. It is possible that the surname came south to Lancashire
from the English/ Scottish borders through Cumberland
, and Dumfries down to Lancashire
in about 1570 to 1603. The first records of the surname Liptrod were around the Bolton, Haigh, Lawton, and Chorley areas showing sudden proliferation of the name after about the year 1600.
Early History of the Lipthorpe family
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Lipthorpe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Liptrot, Liptrod, Lipptrod, Liptrott and others.
Early Notables of the Lipthorpe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lipthorpe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charles Liptrott, who settled in Maryland in 1676; Elizabeth Liptrapp, who settled in Maryland in 1684; Edward Liptrot, who settled in Virginia in 1715 and Isaac Liptrap, who settled in Virginia in 1772..