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Early Origins of the Repp family


The surname Repp was first found in Norfolk at either Repps with Bastwick, or North Reps (Northrepps) or South Repps. North and South Repps are parishes in the North Erpingham hundred, while Repps with Bastwick is in the West Flegg hundred. All date back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where they were collectively listed as Repes, and probably meant "the stripes of land," from the Old English word "reopul." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By 1191, the place name have evolved to be known as Repples.

As a rather rare surname, early records are scarce. The first record of the family was John Reppes who was listed in the Feet of Fines of Essex in 1408. Later, Robert Reppys was listed in Paston in 1451. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Early History of the Repp family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Repp research.
Another 206 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1552, 1177, 1455, 1487, 1550, 1536, 1549, 1530, 1537 and 1549 are included under the topic Early Repp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Repp Spelling Variations


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 Repp family name include Repp, Repps, Reaps, Reeps, Rebbs, Reb, Rep and others.

Early Notables of the Repp family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include William Rugg (also Rugge, Repps, Reppes; died 1550) was an English Benedictine theologian, and bishop of Norwich from 1536 to 1549. Born in Northrepps...
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Migration of the Repp family to Ireland


Some of the Repp family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Repp family to the New World and Oceana


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 Repp surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Repp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Casper Repp, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1737 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anna Maria Repp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Repp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Repp, who arrived in America in 1836 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Repp, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Repp, who arrived in Kansas in 1875-1883 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Maria Repp, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Catherine Repp, who landed in New York, NY in 1876 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Repp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Conrad Repp, who arrived in Pacific Northwest in 1900 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Repp Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Peter Repp, who landed in Canada in 1908
  • Jacob Repp, who landed in Canada in 1909

Contemporary Notables of the name Repp (post 1700)


  • Lindsey Nicole Repp (b. 1982), American actress from Lafayette, known for Furnace (2007)
  • Johhny Repp, American actor, known for Merry Go Round (2002) and Loufa kai parallagi: Seirines sti steria (2011)
  • Corrina Repp, American actress, known for her work on The Black Sea (2015), Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010) and Portlandia (2011)
  • Stafford Repp (1918-1974), American character actor, best known for his role as Police Chief Clancy O'Hara on ABC's Batman television series in the 1960s
  • Ray Repp, American Roman Catholic singer-songwriter
  • Ed Earl Repp (1901-1977), American pulp fiction writer, screenwriter and novelist
  • Corrina Repp, American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter from Portland, Oregon
  • William Repp, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Pennsylvania State Auditor General, 1916; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1920 (10th District), 1924 (11th District); Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1922 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Glenn Repp, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 111th District, 1992 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Pierre Repp (1909-1986), French actor from Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise, Pas-de-Calais, France, known for The 400 Blows (1959), M'sieur la Caille (1955) and Swords of Blood (1962)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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