Tipper History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

While surnames were well-known during the English medieval period, Cornish People originally used only a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames came into common use is interesting. Under the Feudal System of government, surnames evolved and they often reflected life on the manor and in the field. Patronymic surnames were derived from given names and were the predominant type of surname among the Celtic peoples of Britain. However, the people of Cornwall provide a surprising exception to this rule, and patronymic surnames are less common among them than other people of Celtic stock, such as their Welsh neighbors. This type of surname blended perfectly with the prevailing Feudal System. One feature that is occasionally found in Cornish surnames of this type is the suffix -oe or -ow; this is derived from the Cornish plural suffix -ow. is a patronymic surname that came from the Germanic personal name Theobold, meaning bold people. [1]

Early Origins of the Tipper family

The surname Tipper was first found in Cornwall in the parish of St. Wen. "Killignock was the seat of an ancient family of this name, by whose heiress it was carried in the reign of Henry VIII. to Nanskevil alias Typpet, with whom it remained until the reign of Charles II, when it was sold by Matthew Typpet to Mr. Joseph Hawkey." [2]

Early History of the Tipper family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tipper research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1713, 1660, 1668, 1672 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Tipper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tipper Spelling Variations

Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Tippett, Tippet, Tippetts and others.

Early Notables of the Tipper family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John Tipper (1616-1713), an English mathematician and almanac-maker, now known as the founder of The Ladies' Diary. [3] Sir John Tippets was Master-Shipwright in Portsmouth, England (1660-1668), and later became...
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United States Tipper migration to the United States +

An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Tipper arrived in North America very early:

Tipper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Tipper, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [4]
Tipper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E. Tipper, aged 24, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892
Tipper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • F. W. Tipper, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Glasgow, in 1903
  • Hannah Tipper, aged 67, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Alice Tipper, aged 41, who landed in America from Swindon, England, in 1909
  • Emily R. Tipper, aged 32, who settled in America from Swindon, England, in 1910
  • Honora Tipper, aged 64, who settled in America from Stretford Manchester, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Tipper migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tipper Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Charles Tipper, aged 35, who settled in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1912
  • George Adrain Tipper, aged 36, who immigrated to Brantford, Canada, in 1923

Australia Tipper migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tipper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Tipper, English convict who was convicted in Sussex, England for 15 years, transported aboard the "Blundell" on 13th March 1844, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. William Tipper, British Convict who was convicted in Birmingham, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Corona" on 13th October 1866, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tipper (post 1700) +

  • Private First Class Edward J. Tipper Jr. (1921-2017), American World War II private of Easy Company, depicted in the HBO series Band of Brothers by Bart Ruspoli
  • James "Jim" Tipper (1849-1895), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Kenneth C. Tipper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1956, 1960 (alternate)
  • Jacob R. Tipper, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940
  • Benjamin Claude Cecil Tipper (1896-1970), English cricketer
  • John Tipper (b. 1713), English mathematician and almanac-maker, founder of The Ladies' Diary
  • Richard Tipper (b. 1709), Irish scribe from Castleknock, County Dublin
  • Alfred Henry Tipper (1867-1944), known by the pseudonyms Professor Tipper and H.D., an Australian showman, competitive and endurance cyclist and artist
  • David Tipper (b. 1976), British composer and producer specializing in electronic music
  • Constance Fligg Elam Tipper (1894-1995), British metallurgist and crystallographer

The Tipper 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: Non robore sed spe
Motto Translation: Not with strength but with hope.

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  3. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blundell
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th March 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/corona

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