Lippe Family History
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Lippe Name Meaning
German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the duchy of Lippe, which became an independent state in the 12th century. German: variant of Lipp 3. German: topographic name for someone living on the banks of the Lippe river in Westphalia. German: topographic name (of Slavic origin) for someone who lived among lime trees, from lipa ‘lime’. Compare Lipinski. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Germanized form of Lipe.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press