Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Leapenwell, Leapingwell, Leffenwell, Leffingwell, Lepenwell, Lepingwell, Leppingwell
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mrs Kim Irwin
This is a new study for me. Although I have been researching my family tree for some time I have only now decided to try and research one name.
Unfortunately I did not get to know my grandmother very well as she died when I was only 2 years old,
but I have been told she was a wonderful woman who always had time for her family
Emily was the youngest of 10 surviving children, she had 3 brothers and 6 sisters, and they lived on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent England.
Their father Charles George Lippingwell born Sept 1859 on The Isle of Sheppey and was a farm Laborer, mainly on Sheppey and for a while he worked on the mainland at Tong near Sittingbourne Kent.
The reason the spelling of the surname changed at this point was because Charles's father John Lippingwell died in January 1861. Charles was just 2 years old and his brother Joseph John Lippingwell was born January 1861.
Their mother Jane Pilcher born 1836 re-married quite quickly after her husbands death and by October 1861 she had re-married for the 3rd time to John Leonard West.
On the 1871 census the name was spelt as Leppenwell instead of Lippingwell, probably because Jane could not read and write very well, or that it was just the person doing the census spelt that way, but that is how it has remained in our family up to today
I have so far found 12 variants of the name Leppenwell on the Find my past and Ancestry websites
Lipingwell, (found on find my past)
Leepingwell, (found on find my past)
1841: 13 people (Ancestry.co.uk)
1851: 8 people (Findmypast.co.uk)
In 1891 there were 12 only Leppenwell families living in Kent. Kent had the highest population of Leppenwell families in 1891 which was 100%.
The Lippenwell family name was found in Scotland in 1901. In 1901 there was only 1 Lippenwell family living in Refreshing.
The Leppingwell family name has been found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Leppingwell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 19 Leppingwell families living in Yorkshire. Yorkshire had the highest population of Leppingwell families in 1891.
The Lippingwell family name was found in the UK, and Scotland between 1891 and 1901. The most Lippingwell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 33 Lippingwell families living in Kent. Kent had the highest population of Lippingwell families in 1891.
The Lepingwell family name was found in both the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Lepingwell families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 7 Lepingwell families living in Essex. Lepingwell's in the UK. Essex had the highest population of Lepingwell families in 1891.
In 1891 there were 5 Leapingwell families living in Channel Islands. This was about 56% of all the recorded Leapingwell's in the UK 44% were living in Staffordshire. The Channel Islands had the highest population of Leapingwell families in 1891.
The Lepengwell family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there was 1 Lepengwell family living in New York.
The Leffingwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Leffingwell families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Leffingwell families living in Yorkshire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Leffingwell's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Leffingwell families in 1891.
(Information located on the Ancestry website)
1841: 4 Harty Isle of Sheppey Kent, England
5 Boughton, Canterbury Kent, England
2 Faversham, Kent, England
1 Deal, Kent England
1 Chilliham, Canterbury, Kent, England
1851: 8 Boughton, Canterbury
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