Queripel

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Origin of Surname

The surname Queripel dates back at least to the 14th Century in Guernsey. It is found in the Extente des Iles (1274), but as the forename of Carupel Mordant. The earliest references to Carupel as a surname can be found in the 1309 Assizes Roll, in which there are references to six people with that surname. By 1364, the spelling had settled as Queripel, as the name appears on a list of people paying rent to the Priory of Martinvast in that year, in the Cartulaire de Jersey.

It is unknown where the name originates from, or its meaning.

According to MacCullough[1], there is an expression in Guernesiais: fait de sen Queripel, which means to behave like a Queripel, and is used to describe a man whose vanity leads him to give himself airs, and take too much upon himself.

Variants

  • Carupel

Related Places

Notable Islanders

  • Captain Lionel Ernest Queripel - awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery at the Battle of Arnhem
  • Lisa Queripel - fictional character in The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
  • June Allyson - famous American Stage/Screen Actress and married to the Actor/Producer Dick Powell. Born Ella (Elinor) Geisman b. 7th Oct 1917, Bronx, NY - d. 8th Jun 2006. She was the d/o Robert Geisman and Clara Provost and she was the Gt x 2 granddaughter of Henry Queripel b. 1803, Forest, Guernsey - d. New York.

References

  1. MacCullough, Edgar, Guernsey Folklore, 1903


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