Many "English" names have Germanic origins, although often dating back to the pre 9th Century Angle and Saxon period. "Lipprose" is however much later and derives from the middle period of surname development, when "ornamental" names of a considerably less war-like appearance than originally became the vogue in some regions of the Continent. In this case we have a name of two elements, the first being a derived form of the medieval German "Lieb" and translating as "the pleasant and agreeable one" or perhaps "friend". The second element is again of medieval Germanic origin, and derives from "rose" and means precisely what it says. Normally "rose" forms the prefix as in "Rosel", but this is a variable. The name recordings include: Anne Catharira Lippross who married Johannes Albrecht at Hessen-Nassav, on February 23rd 1693, whilst in England, on March 20th 1870, Sebastian Lippross was christened at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Johann Lipros, which was dated February 23rd 1689, marriage to Anne Elizabeth Luchnmann, at Veckerhegan, Germany, during the reign of Leopold 1, "Holy Roman Emperor", 1668 - 1705. 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.
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