Origins Available: English
The Vipount surname is of Norman origin, coming originally from a place called Vieuxpont in Calvados, France.
Early Origins of the Vipount family
The surname Vipount 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 Vipount family
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Vipount Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Vipont, Vipond, Vipount, Vipound, Vipan and others.
Early Notables of the Vipount family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vipount family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Vipount 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.