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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Sipple. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Sipple family.

Sipple Early Origins



The surname Sipple was first found in the northern regions, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the area. Chronicles trace the name back to Sybrecht in the early Middle Ages, when it was also found in its Latin form Sybertus. Both forms appear in Breslau chronicles of 1320. Another possible origin is "Sigbert." From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory an important contributor to the development of the nation.

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Sipple Spelling Variations


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Sipple Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Sipple include Seibert, Seibrecht, Seybert, Sybert, Seiberth, Sybrecht and many more.

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Sipple Early History


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Sipple Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sipple research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1661 and 1818 are included under the topic Early Sipple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sipple Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sipple Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sipple 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



Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North Ameri ca. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sipple or a variant listed above:

Sipple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Danl Sipple, aged 25, landed in Key West, Fla in 1843
  • Sophie Sipple, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1848

Sipple Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Minnie Sipple, aged 62, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Lena Sipple, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • John Sipple, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Barbara Sipple, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Kergestetten, Germany, in 1923
  • Catharine Sipple, aged 26, who settled in America from Kergestetten, Germany, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sipple (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sipple (post 1700)



  • Harry Sipple, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960
  • C. J. Sipple, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 11th District, 1922
  • Oliver William "Billy" Sipple (1941-1989), United States Marine and Vietnam War veteran known for saving the life of US President Gerald Ford during an assassination attempt on September 22, 1975

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sipple Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sipple 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 19 November 2015 at 10:21.

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