When the ancestors of the Rippington family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Derbyshire
, at Repton, from whence they adapted their name.
Early Origins of the Rippington family
The surname Rippington was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of the Leache. The first on record was Simon of Repington, about 1080 A.D., probably a junior son of a Norman noble of Lincolnshire
. His son and heir, Ralph Repington was living at the Manor of Leache in 1104. He was succeeded by Roger Repington of the same place, and succeeded by Sir Richard Repington who was Lord of the Manor of Faukingham, Danderbie and Thorpe in the Willowes. He was living in 1173. Sir Richard was slain in a joust at Woodstock held before the King in 1178.
Early History of the Rippington family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rippington research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1472, 1682, 1424 and 1382 are included under the topic Early Rippington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rippington Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Rippington has been recorded under many different variations, including Repington, Reppington, Repinton, Reppinton, Reppingtone and many more.
Early Notables of the Rippington family (pre 1700)
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rippington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Rippington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Rippingtons were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Fran Reppington, who settled in Virginia in 1666; as well as John Reppinton who landed in North America in 1710.
The Rippington Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus propter se
Motto Translation: Virtue for its own sake.