Lepp (Loep, Leepp, Lipp, Lippe) family
Lepp is a common Mennonite name of Prussian or Dutch background. The name appeared in Heubuden, Tiegenhagen, Ladekopp, Rosenort, Neunhuben, etc. It is first recorded in Orlofferfelde in 1601. From Prussia the name spread to Russia and North America. It is likely that the name Leppke found in Mennonite Brethren circles in the United States is of different background. Peter H. Lepp, the pioneer Mennonite industrialist of Chortitza, was a well-known member of the family. Aron Lepp was an elder of the Mennonite Brethren Church at Einlage. Eduard H. Lepp was a significant member of the Mennonite church of Danzig. Hermann P. Lepp was pastor of the Mennonite church at Harrow, Ontario.
Reimer, Gustav E. Die Familiennamen der westpreussischen Mennoniten. Weierhof, 1940: 113.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 326-327. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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