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Lupin is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Lupin family once lived in the settlement of Lippincotts in Culmstock in the county of Devon. The surname Lupin belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

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The surname Lupin was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Lupin family name include Lippincott, Lippincot, Lippingcott, Luffincott and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lupin research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1829, 1792, 1615 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Lupin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lupin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Lupin surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Henry Lippencott, who settled in Philadelphia in 1865; A. C.A. J.B. W. Lippincott arrived in San Francisco in 1850.

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The Lupin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lupin 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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