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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : patronymic from a short form of the personal name Philip.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Lipman, derived from Middle High German words liep ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.
  • Possibly a respelling of German Lippmann.

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