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Liptrot Origins

Liptrot Origins

Posted: 22 Nov 2002 4:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Liptrot
Does anyone know the origin of the name Liptrot? I have traced my Liptrot ancestors from Canada back to the Bolton area of Lancashire where most everyone else's Liptrots seem to be from. I have traced my family back to William Liptrot (b1575, Haugh, Bolton, Lancashire). With such a high concentration of Liptrots in this area I must assume that the name originates from the Lancashire area. Does anyone know the origin of the name or the meaning of the name?

Re: Liptrot Origins

Paul Liptrot (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2002 2:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Liptrot
I'm a member of the south east branch of the Liptrots. There's me, Paul, and my wife, Cathryn, and we live in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, just outside London. Then there is my brother, Christopher, his wife, Susan, their daughter, Helen, and her son, Aaron. They live in Chessington, near Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.
My father, James (deceased), met my mother, Kathleen (also deceased) before WWII in Birmingham -- he was then a professional boxer and was fighting in the city. They met at a dance and were probably attracted at first because they were both tall for the time (father was 6 ft)!
During the war, my father was posted to the south, first to Windsor Great Park, which housed tanks. Mother was then living in Feltham, Middlesex. My birth was because father had a bicycle --he used it to cycle to Feltham!
Christopher was born two-and-a-half years later. After the war, the family set up home in Hersham -- just three miles from where I now live.
I am the editor of a magazine (hence the email address) and Christopher is a sound technician. We didn't follow our father into boxing...
Paul Liptrot

Re: Liptrot Origins

Ryk Brown (View posts)
Posted: 31 Dec 2002 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Paul, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post and for sharing your family information. I'm not sure you have addressed the questions I was asking, but thank you anyway.

Update - since posting my previous question I have been able to find the origin of the name Liptrot in a German family named Liebetraut that immigrated to England in the early 16th century.

Re: Liptrot Origins

Posted: 12 Jan 2003 3:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Aug 2003 11:20AM GMT
re question of liptrot surname i was until my marriage in 1976 a liptrot i have traced the liptrots back to bolton area to 1560 when they seemed to move into the wigan area then of course they all seemed to be in the coal industry around 1830-1901 at school i was the only liptrot but once we go back to wigan it would seem that the name is a little more popular although not common.
in bolton it would seem to be spelt liptrott and even today in chorley area i have seen a liptrot street,i have been in touch with other liptrot from canaada and they have been in touch with the kenyan branch....hope that this is a little helpful as i still get the occasional snigers when i mention my maiden name but since my research began i am more than proud to have been called a liptrot..regards karen

Re: Liptrot Origins

Martin Liptrot (View posts)
Posted: 28 Mar 2003 2:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
I come from the Liverpool version of the Liptrots. I was always told that the family name was centred around St Helens and that the origins were from the high German name Liebetraute (which is now modern Dutch) and associated with the matchmakers/marriage arrangers of old - we could be related to Cilla Black?!?

Re: Liptrot Origins

Posted: 9 Jul 2006 8:24PM GMT
Classification: Query

I am one of the many Liptrot's out there, and as they say up north its quiet common as muck. My branch of the family are from Yorkshire, which is only a short hop over the pennines, so we are branching out.

As for the origins of the name, my grandad always believed that it came from a French word (what that is I dont know) and meant someone who lived by a 5 barred gate, ie in agriculture.

However, there is a business in York City that traces family names and they have traced the name to be from two german words which mean dearly and beloved.

How true these are I dont really know but hopefully it will help. As for the business as whether the name is Liptrot or Liptrott, both is the answer. My grandad was christed Arthur Norman Liptrot, however his father was christed Arthur Norman Liptrott and dropped the last T so that they knew the difference.

I have also found in the census that in one set the name is spelt double T and in others just a single T (and this for the same family). Nothing like being different I guess.

Thanks for taking the time to read this ramble and hope it helps.

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