This very interesting name is of German origin and derives from the pre 10th century 'niuwe-gebure' - translating as 'the agricultural worker who was new to the area'. There is also a suggestion that the name could mean 'the dweller at the new house (neu-bauen), and this is possible as the name developments include Nauber, Niebur, Neuper and Nipper. The name is recorded heraldically in the original spelling from the state of Prussia, being a blue chevron between three blue knights spurs on a silver field. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Wilhelm Niebuhr which was dated C. 1680 City of Berlin, Prussia during the reign of Emperor Leopold 1 of the Holy Roman Empire 1668-1705 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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(of a horse)

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  • Nipper — lauscht der Stimme seines Herrn; überarbeitete Fassung von Barrauds Gemälde Nipper (* 1884 in Bristol; † September 1895 in Kingston upon Thames, England) war der Hund, der auf den Labels verschiedener Plattenfirmen in einer Pose abgebildet wurde …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nipper — [ nipe ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1718; de nippe ♦ Fam. et vieilli ⇒ habiller. Pronom. Il s est nippé de neuf. ⇒ se saper. « C est que je suis nippée comme une princesse ! » (Balzac). ● nipper verbe transitif (de nippe) Familier. Habiller,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Nipper — Nip per, n. 1. One who, or that which, nips. [1913 Webster] 2. A fore tooth of a horse. The nippers are four in number. [1913 Webster] 3. A satirist. [Obs.] Ascham. [1913 Webster] 4. A pickpocket; a young or petty thief. [Old Cant] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nipper — (n.) small boy, 1859, originally (1530s) a pickpocket who pinched other people s property; see NIP (Cf. nip) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nipper — ► NOUN 1) informal a child. 2) (nippers) pliers, pincers, or a similar tool. 3) the claw of a crab or lobster …   English terms dictionary

  • nipper — [nip′ər] n. 1. anything that nips, or pinches 2. [pl.] any of various tools for grasping or severing wire, etc. as pliers, pincers, or forceps 3. any of certain organs of animals, used in biting, grasping, holding, etc.; specif., a) an incisor… …   English World dictionary

  • Nipper — For other uses, see Nipper (disambiguation). Nipper Francis Barraud s original painting of Nipper looking into an Edison Bell cylinder phonograph Species Canis lupus familiaris …   Wikipedia

  • nipper — (ni pé) v. a. 1°   Fournir de nippes. •   Vous êtes très digne de bien nipper deux maîtresses à la fois, VOLT. Lett. en vers et en prose, 10c.. 2°   Se nipper, v. réfl. Se garnir de nippes. •   Quelque simplement que Thérèse se mette, jamais la… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • nipper — UK [ˈnɪpə(r)] / US [ˈnɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms nipper : singular nipper plural nippers informal old fashioned a small child …   English dictionary

  • nipper — noun a) any of various devices (as pincers) for nipping – usually used in plural Heard what I was saying, and nipped off to the patrols the very next day. Pretty smart for a nipper of seven, eh? b) A child …   Wiktionary

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