Family History information on Sipple in the UK

The surname Sipple is rather uncommon in the UK. At, you'll find information on the name and research conducted so far, plus a list of Sipple genealogy sightings in the UK.


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This page was first published in December 1995, to provide some information on the rather uncommon surname of Sipple. Since then, I've been contacted by people with the Sipple name from around the world.


This page includes a summary of the UK Sipple tree, a collection of pages of links and information, a chat board, and some general advice for those starting out in tracing a family tree.


Sipple in the UK...

Pete Sipple


A quick introduction. My name is Pete Sipple. I'm based in the UK, and have been working on tracing the Sipple name for a few years now.


Indications are that our branch started in Germany back in the early 1800's, originally spelt Sippel, but in the process of researching my particular branch of Sipples, I have come across a number of Sipples worldwide looking for more on the name, or to find relatives. This page is to help those looking to trace UK Sipple ancestors. You can get to this page from


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Messages & Chat...

In June 2004, a Sipple forum was added to this site, replacing the old guestbook. Please go to the forum, sign up, and introduce yourself. The old Guestbook is still available.



If you're a Sipple, or are tracing the Sipple tree, please visit our discussion forum


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More about our branch


Essex, UK MapIt would seem that the roots of our part of the Sipple family started in Germany before 1840, when the name was Sippel.


The oldest connection we have is a farmer called George Sippel. His son Daniel came to the UK (probably via Hull), and settled in Walthamstow as a tailor.


Details on the current members of the family:

  • Pete Sipple (me!) - Living in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. Contact me
  • Mavis Sipple (my mother) - Lives and works (as a freelance writer) in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. To find out more about her, her history books, and family tree research, visit her homepage.


For a look at my family tree, see Research So Far


If you're looking for help with your own family tree, see our Getting Started page.



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Missing Sipples?

Below is a list of a few of the names I'm looking for more information on. If you can help, please get in touch.

  • Jakob August Notscheid - Born 1840. A merchant, son of Wilhelm. Married Anna Lisette Grote in 1865, Whitechapel
  • William Notscheid - Son of Wilhelm, was a master tailor from Hull. Married Margaretha Catharina (Maria) Grote
  • George Sippel - Born Germany before 1850. Son Daniel George Sippel, born 1866
  • Gladys May Grounsell - Married in 1892 in Derby. Father: Edward Albert Grounsell. Sheffield / Derby connection
  • Henry Webster - Born 1818 in Surrey, and died in 1870 (Westminster). Worked at a hotel called The Colonnade, 20 Charles Street, St. James Square, London in the 1860s. Lived in Blue Cross Street, Leicester Square in the 1860s, and married Ann Elizabeth Price. Children were Agnes & Robert Price Webster.
  • William Eric Chadwick. Born May 1931 in Steade Street, Sheffield. Moved to Lymington Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex after the second world war. After attending Southend Municipal Art College, Eric worked as a designer for Carlis Ware Pottery makers, then completed Army National Service. After that, he worked for a firm in London in the drawing/design department. He then worked for Decca Navigator Company in New Malden, Surrey. He emigrated to Australia in around 1954 or 1955, possibly to work for a company associated with Decca. Generally known as Eric (or sometimes Austin Chadwick), we've discovered that his school nickname was Cheese.


If you're looking for help with your own family tree, see our Getting Started page.



A collection of useful family tree links:


Sipple resources UK Sipple Discussion Forum
  Pete Sipple's Family Tree (research so far)
  The UK Sipple Name List Sipple board (US)
Databases FreeBMD (part of FreeUKGen) - births, marriages and deaths databases - Search almost 2 billion names, with special UK datasets Top - Births, Deaths & Marriages database services
  FamilySearch - Massive worldwide genealogy site
  Family Relatives - Searchable BMD indexes - Handy for current electoral roll and telephone directories
  Historical Directories - Collection of old Kellys and other directories
  The UK Gazette - Searchable UK list of public announcements & war medals
UK Census - For 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 census search Top
  The UK Government's 1901 census site UK Census
  1881 UK Census . Try also Census UK for results by email
  FreeCen 1841-1881 Census
General Getting started - Some advice on how to get started with your tree
  Friends re-united - get in touch with old UK schoolfriends
  Cyndi's List - HUGE resource for UK tree researchers
  Genes Reunited. - Online family tree - great UK resource
  Lost Cousins - Match relatives from the 1881 census
  Anglo-German Family History Society - Help with German ancestors
  Lookup UK - Powerful search engine
  General Register Office (GRO) - Order B,M and D certificates online
  UK Surnames site - Register surname by UK county


Lost Cousins

Famous Sipple?

  • Oliver Sipple - Born in Detroit, US, this Sipple saved President Ford from assassination in 1975. See Oliver's entry in the Wikipedia
  • We've found a Paul Siple, discoverer of the "Wind Chill factor"


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