Lipka Family History
Lipka Name Meaning
Polish Sorbian and Ukrainian: topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree from a diminutive of lipa ‘lime tree’ (see Lipa ). Polish and Jewish (from Poland and Ukraine): habitational name from villages called Lipka or Lipki in Poland and Ukraine. Sorbian: from a pet form of the personal name Filip (see Philip ). German: of Sorbian and Polish origin (see above). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Lipe . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the female personal name Libe derived from Yiddish libe ‘love’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press