- This interesting surname derives from the old French personal name Pepis, old Germanic given name Pepin, introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of uncertain origin, perhaps originally a byname meaning "Terrible" or "Awe inspiring", from a root "bib" meaning to tremble. It was borne by several Frankish Kings, most notably Pepin le Bref, father of Charlemagne, and remained popular throughout the Middle Ages. The surname is first recorded in the late 11th Century, (see below). One, Henry Pipin, is noted in the 1195 Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire and John Pepin appears as a witness in the 1202 Norfolk Feet of Fines. Later examples of the surname may be from the old French "pepin" or "pipin" meaning the seed of a fleshy fruit and would have originated as an occupational name for a gardener. In the modern idiom, the surname has many variant spellings including Pepin, Pepys, Pippin, Pipon etc.. On January 29th 1618, Elizabeth Peppin and John Swetlad were married at Claybrook Leicestershire and the marriage of William Pepin and Alice Loseby took place at Billesdon, Leicestershire on October 26th 1779. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Pipin, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of Leicestershire", during the reign of King William 1, known as "William the Conqueror", 1066 - 1087. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Peppin — steht für den Sammelnamen einiger Apfelsorten die in der Riverina (Australien) gezüchtete Schafrasse Peppin Merino der Gebrüder Peppin, siehe Merinoschaf die Biologin Lindsay Peppin (* ca. 1960), Fachbücher über Vipern. Diese Seite ist ei … Deutsch Wikipedia
peppin — pep·pin … English syllables
Peppin — /ˈpɛpən/ (say pepuhn) noun George Hall, 1800–72, Australian sheep breeder, born in England; founder of the Wanganella breed … Australian English dictionary
peppin — ˈpepə̇n dialect variant of pippin … Useful english dictionary
Peppin Merino (sheep) — The Peppin Merino is a breed of Merino Sheep raised for its wool, mostly in Australia. So important is the Peppin Merino that sheep men throughout Australia often classify their sheep simply as being either Peppin, or non Peppin. [cite web title … Wikipedia
George Peppin — (October, 1841 September 14, 1904) was a corrupt sheriff in Lincoln County, New Mexico, who figured prominently into the Lincoln County War.Early lifePeppin was born in Mountsville, Vermont, and later moved to California. He joined the Union Army … Wikipedia
Merino — This article is about the breed of sheep. For other uses, see Merino, Victoria and merindad. Full wool Merino sheep. The Merino is an economically influential breed of sheep prized for its wool. Merinos are regarded as having some of the finest… … Wikipedia
Deniliquin — New South Wales Deniliquin town centre … Wikipedia
Deniliquin, New South Wales — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Deniliquin state = nsw caption = Deniliquin town centre lga = Deniliquin Council county = Townsend postcode = 2710 pop = 7,431 est = elevation= 93.0 maxtemp = 23.5 mintemp = 9.2 rainfall = 405.7… … Wikipedia
Helen Saunders — (4 April, 1885, London [Bedford Park sources are inconsistent whether this is Chiswick or Croydon] ndash; 1 January, 1963, Holborn), was an English painter.Saunders studied at the Slade School of Art from 1906 to 1907, and later at the Central… … Wikipedia