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Claim about Tripp name origin

Claim about Tripp name origin

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 11:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
I see a lot of repeated claims on here that the Tripp named originated from The Howards, when Lord Howard's 5th son, Richard, scaled the wall at Boulogne France for King Henry V. When Richard was asked how he did it, he told the king "he tripped" over the wall and the king declared thereafter that any descendents of Richard, would hereby have the surname of Tripp. It is further claimed by a Collins that this citation can be found in the Book of Doomsday. First of all I presume he means the Book of Domesday, not Doomsday. Further, whatever online sources there are of that book, searching for the name of Howard or Tripp doesn't spit back anything. That's not to say, it isn't there, I would just like to know if someone has an actual copy.

Most people who came to America that were religous expats, as were the Quakers, were indentured, including John Tripp. So that means one of a couple of things. They lost their land somehow or the claim that this info appears in the Book of Domesday is bogus (although it might make us all feel all royal and all).

The Book of Domesday was commissioned by William the Conguerer and William was aka William the Bastard. He also had an eye for the ladies shall we say.

Re: Claim about Tripp name origin

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 5:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: TRIPP WOODWORTH CHATTERSON FULFORD TRUCKS KREIGH
The story about Henry V giving the "Tripp" name to Richard Howard appears on p. 1433 in Vol II of Burke's 1847 "A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland." Burke cites older documents including the autobiography of James II. Various versions of this book can be found on the Internet Archives and Google.

Henry V was born 300 years after the Domesday Book was completed in 1086 leaving 15 generations of Howard/Tripps in between to account for. I doubt if my Tripp ancestors even had a surname 800 years ago.

Re: Claim about Tripp name origin

Posted: 3 Aug 2012 7:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks. You know anything about how the Tripps would have showed up in North Carolina around the middle of the 1700s that then went to SC (maybe), definately on to TN, then MO,then some to OK?

Regards,
Sherry

Re: Claim about Tripp name origin

Posted: 2 Sep 2012 9:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Perhaps the explanation proffered in the following blog post shall provide more than anecdotal evidence as to the origin of the surname:

http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/2212319-the-patri...
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