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The Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the English Channel to the south borders Cornwall, the homeland to the Whipp family name. Even though the usage of surnames was common during the Middle Ages, all English people were known only by a single name in early times. The manner in which hereditary surnames arose is interesting. Local surnames are derived from where the original bearer lived, was born, or held land. The Whipp family originally lived in Devon at the parish of Whimple.

Whipp Early Origins



The surname Whipp was first found in East Devon at Whimple, a village and civil parish which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was listed as Winple [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and gets its name from a stream that originally ran through the area as in the Celtic name meaning "white pool or stream." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The Whimple Wassail is an orchard-visiting wassail ceremony which takes place annually every Old Twelfth Night (January 17th.)

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Whipp Spelling Variations


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Whipp Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Whimple, Whirple, Whipple, Wipley, Whippy and many more.

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Whipp Early History


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Whipp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whipp research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1617, 1685, 1662, 1746, 1687, 1750, 1743 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Whipp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Whipp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whipp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was John Whipple ( c. 1617-1685), an early settler of Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay Colony; and his son, Joseph Whipple (1662-1746), American wealthy merchant in the Colony of Rhode Island...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Whipp 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



The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Whipp:

Whipp Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John William Whipp, who settled in America from Manchester, in 1906
  • Percy Stevens Whipp, aged 5, who emigrated to America from Bournemouth, England, in 1910
  • Robert Edward Whipp, aged 8, who landed in America from Bournemouth, England, in 1910
  • Winifred Clonstine Whipp, aged 1, who landed in America from England, in 1910
  • Leslie H. Whipp, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whipp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whipp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whipp (post 1700)



  • Joseph Whipp (b. 1941), American actor, known for his roles on the soap operas Generations from 1989 to 1990, and on General Hospital as Marty in 1991
  • Virgil O. Whipp, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940
  • C. E. Whipp, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950
  • Andrew Whipp, English actor who appeared in ITV soap opera Emmerdale, nominated for a 2006 British Soap Award
  • Peter Whipp (b. 1950), South African rugby union footballer
  • Percy Whipp (b. 1897), Scottish footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Whipp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whipp 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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