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The Vipand surname is of Norman origin, coming originally from a place called Vieuxpont in Calvados, France.

Early Origins of the Vipand family

The surname Vipand was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.

They were originally from Vieuxpont in Lisieux in Normandy. [1] The parish of Langton in Berwickshire was an ancient family stronghold.

"In the reign of David I., the manor [of Langton] belonged to Roger de Ow, a Northumbrian, who granted the church, with its appendages, to the abbey of Kelso, to which establishment it was confirmed by William de Vipont, a subsequent proprietor of the lands. On the death of Sir William Vipont, who fell in the battle of Bannockburn, in 1314, the estates passed, by marriage with his daughter and heiress, to the family of Cockburn." [2]

Robert de Vipont or Vieuxpont (d. 1228), was Baron of Westmorland, the "son of William de Vieuxpont, who was lord of Hardingstone, near Northampton, in 1199, and also held Alston and other places in Cumberland by grant of William, king of Scotland. Robert was of the house of Robert de Vieuxpont of Vieuxpont in Auge, or Eu, Normandy, who was sent by William the Conqueror to defend La Fleche in 1073 and was killed in the war against the Viscount Hubert in 1085. William, Robert's father, was the brother of another Robert, lord of Courville and Chailloué, near Vieuxpont, and perhaps the Robert de Vieuxpont who in 1168 held eight knights' fees of the honour of Totnes, Devon. " [3]

Early History of the Vipand family

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Vipand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vipont, Vipond, Vipount, Vipound and others.

Early Notables of the Vipand family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Vipand family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Vipont settled in America in 1762; Thomas Vipon settled in Virginia in 1639; Thomas Vipond settled in Philadelphia in 1855.

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook