Origins Available: English
The Vipound surname is of Norman origin, coming originally from a place called Vieuxpont in Calvados, France.
Early Origins of the Vipound family
The surname Vipound 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 Vipound family
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Vipound Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Vipont, Vipond, Vipount, Vipound, Vipan and others.
Early Notables of the Vipound family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vipound family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Vipound or a variant listed above were: 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.