Ripp Family History
Ripp Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Rippert composed of the elements rīc ‘power’ + berht ‘bright famous’. English (Dorset): from Middle English ripe (Old English rip(p)) ‘strip ridge bank (of a river) shore’. The surname may be topographic signifying someone who lived on or by a ridge bank or shore or locative signifying someone from Ripe (Sussex).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press