The English surname Tipton, found most frequently in the West Midlands, is an habitational name from a place in the West Midlands, recorded in Domesday Book as Tibintone, probably ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Tibba’, an Old English personal name of obscure origin. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Tipton, who was christened at Pontesbury, Shropshire in 1549. Church records include Vincent Tipton, who married Jane Haves on January 31st 1560 at St. Lawrence Pountney, London, and Johannes, son of Richi Tipton, who was christened on February 6th 1566 at Pontesbury, Shropshire. One Agnes Tipton married Thomas Butler on May 3rd 1584 at St. Dunstan's, Stepney.
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