Lepp (Loep, Leepp, Lipp, Lippe) family

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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.

Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1957

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Krahn, Cornelius. "Lepp (Loep, Leepp, Lipp, Lippe) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 Apr 2019. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lepp_(Loep,_Leepp,_Lipp,_Lippe)_family&oldid=120822.

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Krahn, Cornelius. (1957). Lepp (Loep, Leepp, Lipp, Lippe) family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 22 April 2019, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Lepp_(Loep,_Leepp,_Lipp,_Lippe)_family&oldid=120822.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, pp. 326-327. All rights reserved.

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