Sippel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Sippel is derived from the Old English personal names Saebeald or Sigebeald, which meant "victorius" and "brave." Following the invasion of the Normans in 1066, a similar name arrived from Europe. "An ancient baptismal name, in the Domesday [Book] of Northamptonshire a Sibaldus occurs as a tenant in chief. As a surname it is found in Scotland in the 12th century". [1]

Early Origins of the Sippel family

The surname Sippel was first found in Balgonie, Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times. One of the earliest on record was Walter filius (son of) Sibaldi, who witnessed several charters in the early 13th century. A David Sibald witnessed two charters by Duncan, Earl of Carrick in around 1250. Some historians suggest that there were Sibbalds settled in Northampton, prior to the Norman invasion, and that they moved from there to Scotland.

Early History of the Sippel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sippel research. Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1286, 1296, 1386, 1390, 1571, 1581, 1602, 1796, 1806, 1575, 1590, 1650, 1650, 1634, 1639, 1641, 1722, 1650, 1680 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Sippel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sippel Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sippel include Sibbald, Sibbold, Sibballs, Sibbell, Sibal, Sibbet and many more.

Early Notables of the Sippel family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Gilbert Sibbet, burgess of Aberdeen from 1575. James Sibbald (1590?-1650?), was a Scottish royalist divine, of an ancient family in the Mearns. William Sibbald (died 1650), was a Scottish Royalist, but may be identical with William Sibbald who entered King's College, Aberdeen, in 1634, and graduated M.A. in 1639. [2] Sir Robert Sibbald (1641-1722), was a Scottish physician and antiquary. He was the fifth child and third son of David Sibbald, third brother of Sir David Sibbald...
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United States Sippel migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Sippel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Christian Sippel, who landed in America in 1832 [3]
  • Johannes Sippel, who arrived in America in 1832 [3]
  • Valentin Sippel, who landed in Texas in 1846 [3]
  • Anna Sippel, aged 35, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Anthony Sippel, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Sippel (post 1700) +

  • Jeffrey Sippel, American printmaker, some of his work is included in the Smithsonian Institution
  • Birgit Sippel (b. 1960), German politician, Member of the European Parliament (2009-)
  • Tobias Sippel (b. 1988), German footballer
  • Lothar Sippel (b. 1965), German football coach and a former player
  • Rodney W. Sippel (b. 1956), United States federal jurist, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (1997-)
  • Peter Sippel (b. 1969), German football referee

The Sippel 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: Justitia
Motto Translation: Justice.

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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