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The roots of the German surname Sipe can be traced to the Old Germanic word "Siebmacher," meaning "sieve maker." The surname is occupational in origin, and was most likely originally borne by someone who held this position.

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The surname Sipe was first found in the territory of Meissen in eastern Saxony, where the name could be considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern European. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, with each group seeking power and status in an unstable territorial profile.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sieber, Sieb, Seeb, Seeber, Seaver, Sieberer, Siebmacher, Siebers, Siebe, Siebmann, Siep, Sieper, Sieppert, Siebert, Siepmann, Siber and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sipe research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1816, 1818, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Sipe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sipe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sipe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Sipe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

Sipe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Aaron Sipe, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1904
  • Enid Sipe, aged 12, who landed in America, in 1905
  • L. R. Sipe, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Mary Sipe, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Ida Sipe, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1906
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  • William Allen Sipe (1844-1935), American politician, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • A. W. Richard Sipe (b. 1932), American former Benedictine monk-priest
  • Jeff Sipe (b. 1959), German-born, American drummer
  • Brian Winfield Sipe (b. 1949), former professional American NFL football quarterback
  • William Allen Sipe (1844-1935), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1892-95
  • James G. Sipe, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1928
  • C. Hale Sipe, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 41st District, 1937-40
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  • Paul Sipe, Palatine Immigrant, 1752 by Mildred Sipe Dickey.
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    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Sipe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sipe 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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