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

Vipound Early Origins



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.

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Vipound Spelling Variations


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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.

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Vipound Early History


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Vipound Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vipound research. Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1264, 1203, 1232, 1256, 1254, 1255, 1296 and 1333 are included under the topic Early Vipound History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vipound Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vipound Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Vipound Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Vipound Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vipound Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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