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Tripp Surname Origin
According to tradition, this name was given to Lord Howard's fifth son, at the siege of Boulogne. King Henry V. being there, asked how they took the town and castle. Howard answered, 'I tripp'd up the walls.' Saith his majesty, 'Tripp shall be thy name, and no longer Howard,' and honored him with a scaling-ladder for his coat of arms. This tradition, as well as many others I have given, is not very probable, but I give them insertion because they are curious and amusing, and some of them may be founded on actual occurrences.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Tripp Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Tripp family history than the origin of your surname:
A Tripp Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes