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Tippets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The notable Tippets family arose among the Cornish People, a race with a rich Celtic heritage and an indomitable fighting spirit who inhabited the southwest of England. 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. As the population of medieval Europe multiplied, people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. 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 is due to the greater influence of English bureaucracy and naming practices in Cornwall at the time that surnames first arose. 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.

Early Origins of the Tippets family


The surname Tippets was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat in very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Tippets family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tippets research.
Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1713, 1660, 1668, 1672 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Tippets History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tippets 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 Tippets 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. Sir John Tippets was Master-Shipwright in Portsmouth, England (1660-1668), and later became...
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Migration of the Tippets family to Ireland


Some of the Tippets family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tippets family to the New World and Oceana


A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Tippets:

Tippets Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Tippets, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851

Tippets Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Tippets, aged 21, originally from Cheltenham, England, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Saint Paul" from Southampton, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBQ-TM8 : 6 December 2014), John Tippets, 17 Jan 1904; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur S. Tippets, aged 48, originally from Crawley, England, who arrived in New York in 1911 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJKY-5TT : 6 December 2014), Arthur S. Tippets, 19 Apr 1911; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Tippets (post 1700)


  • Dennis W. Tippets (b. 1938), American politician, Member of the Wyoming House of Representatives (1985-)
  • John H. Tippets (b. 1952), American politician, Member of the Idaho Senate (2011-2015), Member of the Idaho House of Representatives (1988-2000)

The Tippets 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.


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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFBQ-TM8 : 6 December 2014), John Tippets, 17 Jan 1904; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Saint Paul, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJKY-5TT : 6 December 2014), Arthur S. Tippets, 19 Apr 1911; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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