Early Origins of the Reppert family
The surname Reppert 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." 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. 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 Reppert family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Reppert 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 Reppert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Reppert Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Reppert has been spelled many different ways, including Repp, Repps, Reaps, Reeps, Rebbs, Reb, Rep and others.
Early Notables of the Reppert 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... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Reppert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reppert family to Ireland
Some of the Reppert family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Reppert family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Repperts to arrive in North America:
Reppert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Reppert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Reppert (post 1700)
- Howard C. Reppert Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Iowa State Senate 31st District, 1970 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html