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The Anglo-Saxon name Rippon comes from when the family resided in the region of Ripon in Hevingham. Rippon is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Rippon Early Origins



The surname Rippon was first found in the cathedral city of Ripon in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Today this market town located on the River Ure boasts as one of the oldest places where a monastery has stood since the 7th century. One of the first on record was Roger de Ripun who was listed of burgess of Aberdeen in 1271. Ten years later in 1281, records show Henry de Ripon was listed as a witness to a charter in Dundee. A few years later, Walter de Rypon or Rypun was burgess of Edinburgh in 1296.

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Rippon Spelling Variations


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Rippon Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Rippon has been recorded under many different variations, including Ripon, Rippon, Rippin and others.

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Rippon Early History


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Rippon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rippon research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1751 and 1836 are included under the topic Early Rippon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rippon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rippon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rippon 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Rippon or a variant listed above:

Rippon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Rippon settled in Virginia in 1640 with her husband
  • Ann Rippon, who arrived in Virginia in 1640
  • Ellis Rippon, who landed in Virginia in 1640
  • Mathew Rippon, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Rippon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Rippon settled in Virginia in 1721
  • Richard Rippon settled in Virginia in 1732

Rippon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Rippon, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864

Rippon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emily Rippon, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Rebecca Rippon, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Edward Holman Rippon, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Elizabeth Jane Rippon, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rippon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rippon (post 1700)



  • Adam Rippon (b. 1989), American figure skater, 2008 & 2009 World Junior Champion
  • Thomas Rippon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1978
  • Donald J. Rippon, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 17th District, 1972
  • Robert Henry Fernando Rippon (1816-1917), English zoologist, entomologist and illustrator
  • Geoffrey Frederick Rippon PC (1924-1997), Baron Rippon of Hexham, English politician, Chairman of the European-Atlantic Group
  • Todd Rippon (b. 1964), New Zealand actor
  • Ted Rippon (b. 1914), Australian footballer
  • Angela Rippon OBE (b. 1944), British journalist

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Motto


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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: Frangas non flectes
Motto Translation: Thou may'st break, but shalt not bend me.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Rippon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rippon 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.

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