I have been unsuccessful in locating information on the German surname Lipsdorf

 It has been recorded as Lip or Lipp – and interestingly enough this is an English surname with ancient origins.  It derives from the pre-7th century word lippa meaning lip.  Various surname dictionaries describe this name as being a medieval nickname, presumably either for somebody with prominent lips, or perhaps using it to describe a person who talks a lot! 

Dorf is simply a German word meaning village.  Thus Lips+dorf = Lips Village. 

The research on the Lipsdorf family is just beginning.  I will be concentrating my efforts on the following people and their families:

  • Franz Herman Lipsdorf (1881-1947) and wife Wilhelmine Augusta Anna Roestel
  •  Anna Marta Lipsdorf (1906-1981) and husband Kurt Willy Geier

3 responses to “Lipsdorf

  1. bill newman

    March 3, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    My great grandmother’s maiden name was Anna Lipsdorf born in 1873. She married John Gasner.

    • Judy Curbow

      March 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Wow….Lippsdorf is a very uncommon name. Was she born in Germany or in America?

      • bill

        August 15, 2012 at 10:56 am

        She was born in Chicago according to my grandmother.


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