The name Riplye has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in the village of Ripley found in various locations in England
. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words ripel
meaning strip of land
Thus the original bearers of the surname lived in the area that was defined by a strip of land by the forest.
Early Origins of the Riplye family
The surname Riplye was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Riplye family
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Riplye Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Riplye have been found, including Ripley, Rippley, Rippley, Rippleigh, Ripleigh, Riplea and many more.
Early Notables of the Riplye family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Riplye family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Riplye, or a variant listed above:
Riplye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Riplye, who settled in Virginia in 1653
- Thomas Riplye, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 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)