Show ContentsTipple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Tipple. It is a name for someone who lived on the lands of Dipple in Morayshire where the name can be found since very early times. The name means dweller by the hollow and is originally derived from the personal name Theobald.

Early Origins of the Tipple family

The surname Tipple was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Tipple family

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Tipple Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Tipple include Dibble, Dipple, Diball, Dybell, Dyball, Dippel, Diable, Dibel, Dible, Tipple, Tippell, Tibble, Dibbs, Dibben, Dibbens and many more.

Early Notables of the Tipple family (pre 1700)

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United States Tipple migration to the United States +

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Tipple:

Tipple Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Tipple, who arrived in Maryland in 1660 [1]
Tipple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Edwin A. Tipple, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States, in 1894
Tipple Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. Ezra Squier D. D. Tipple, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Silva Tipple, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Elizabeth Tipple, aged 8, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Ezra S. Tipple, aged 49, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Bertrand Martin Tipple, aged 41, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Tipple migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tipple Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. John Tipple U.E. who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Stormont County, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tipple (post 1700) +

  • Wilson E. Tipple, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1928; Candidate for New York State Senate 4th District, 1930
  • James E. Tipple (b. 1947), American politician, Mayor of Wausau, Wisconsin, 2004-
  • Horatio S. Tipple, American Republican politician, Postmaster at North Greenfield, Wisconsin, 1901-02; West Allis, Wisconsin, 1902-07

  1. 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)
  2. Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook