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The Ripple name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having 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.

Ripple Early Origins



The surname Ripple 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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Ripple Spelling Variations


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Ripple Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Ripple has undergone many spelling variations, including Ripley, Rippley, Rippley, Rippleigh, Ripleigh, Riplea and many more.

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Ripple Early History


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Ripple Early History



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

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Ripple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ripple Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ripple 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ripple were among those contributors:

Ripple Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ripple, who arrived in Virginia in 1637

Ripple Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Ripple, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Ripple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franc Ripple, who landed in America in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ripple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ripple (post 1700)



  • Charles Dawson Ripple (1920-1979), American Major League Baseball pitcher in the 1940s
  • James Albert "Jimmy" Ripple (1909-1959), American Major League Baseball outfielder from 1936 through 1943
  • Kenneth Francis Ripple (b. 1943), American retired Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1985-2008)
  • Ezra Hoyt Ripple Jr. (1879-1952), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1930-34
  • Ezra Hoyt Ripple (1842-1909), American Republican politician, Mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1886-90; Postmaster at Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1897-1909

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Ripple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ripple 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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