References for the German surname 'Dippel' can be found in documents
dating back to the fifteenth century. One Dippel was a resident of
the town of Zwehren, which is located in the county of Kassel, in
the year 1490.
The surname Dippel is of patronymic origin, deriving from the name
of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname
Dippel derives from the German personal name Theudobald (Theobald)
which in turn derives from the Gothic "thiuda" , the Old High German
"dint" and the Middle High German "diet" meaning "people, nation".
The element "Theuda" could also derive from the Greek meaning
"God". The element "bald" derives from the Gothic "balths" the Old
High German "bald" and the Middle High German "balt" meaning
"courageous" and also "bright".
The name Dippel as a variant of Theobald is especially common in the
Bavaria region of Germany. Notable bearers of the name Theobald
include the Theudobald the King of the Merovingian-Franks in the
sixth century. Saint Theobald of Provins who lived in the eleventh
century in the region of the Champagne of France was especially
admired in southwestern Germany and the Alsace region of France.
The surname Dippel and its variant forms of Diepel, Diebald and
Theobald can be found in documents dating back to the thirteenth
century. One Herman Dieppelt was the owner of a house in the city
of Rottweil in the year 1294. Christoph Theobald was a preacher and
resident of RudolfstaŁt, as documents for the year 1529 indicate.
Hermann Diepel was a gold smith who resided in the Hesse region in
the year 1575. The coat of arms was granted to a family named
Dippel from bale.
Blazon of Arms: Tiered in mantle, first and second or,
a fleur de lis sable, third or mantle azure, on a nount of three
vert, a swan wings expanded argent.
Crest: A man issuing vested or an azure, collar counter
changed, wearing a hat sable, holding in each hand a baton or,
surmounted by a fleur de lis sable.
Dippel and Hollar Surnames
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