Origins Available: English
The Vipan surname is of Norman origin, coming originally from a place called Vieuxpont in Calvados, France.
Early Origins of the Vipan family
The surname Vipan was first found in Devon
, where there are early records of a Robert de Viezponte in the Pipe Rolls
of 1159, and 1178.
Early History of the Vipan family
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Vipan Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Vipont, Vipond, Vipount, Vipound, Vipan and others.
Early Notables of the Vipan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vipan family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Vipan or a variant listed above: Thomas Vipon, who came to Virginia in 1639; Joseph Vipont, who settled in America in 1762; and Thomas Vipond, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1855.