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The name Ripper is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Ripley found in various locations in England including Yorkshire. The surname was originally derived from the Old English words ripel meaning strip of land and leah meaning wood. Thus the original bearers of the surname lived in the area that was defined by a strip of land by the forest.

Ripper Early Origins



The surname Ripper 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.

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Ripper Spelling Variations


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Ripper 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. Ripper has been spelled many different ways, including Ripley, Rippley, Rippley, Rippleigh, Ripleigh, Riplea and many more.

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Ripper Early History


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Ripper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ripper research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1682 and 1758 are included under the topic Early Ripper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ripper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ripper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ripper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Rippers to arrive in North America:

Ripper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Ripper, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737

Ripper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Ripper, who arrived in America in 1853

Ripper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Ripper, aged 31, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Richard Ripper, aged 22, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ripper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ripper (post 1700)



  • Beulah K. Ripper, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952
  • Georgie Ripper (b. 1977), English children's book illustrator from London, Winner of The Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration (2000)
  • William Ripper (1853-1937), English academic, Acting Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield (19171919)
  • Michael Ripper (1913-2000), English character actor from Portsmouth, Hampshire, who appeared in over 200 films and television productions
  • Velcrow Ripper (b. 1963), Canadian Genie Award winning documentary filmmaker, writer, and public speaker
  • Eric Stephen Ripper (b. 1951), Australian politician, Leader of the Opposition of Western Australia (2008-2012)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Ripper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ripper 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 January 2016 at 11:29.

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