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Whipp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Whipp family


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.)

Early History of the Whipp family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Whipp family (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...
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Migration of the Whipp family to the New World and Oceana


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


Contemporary Notables of the name Whipp (post 1700)


  • Virgil O. Whipp, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. E. Whipp, American Democrat politician, Member of Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1950 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • 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


  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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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