When David H. Ripley was born in 1862, in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Ripley, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Jackson, was 20. He married Georgia M. Noxon on 24 January 1886, in Adams, Gage, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Ouray, Colorado, United States in 1900.
English: habitational name from Ripley (Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Yorkshire). The Hampshire and Surrey placenames derive from Old English ripel, rippel ‘strip of land’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Anglian tribe name Hrype + Old English lēah. The Derbyshire placename may derive from Old English ripel, rippel or the Anglian tribe name Hrype + Old English lēah.
History: William Ripley (died 1656) came from Wymondham, Norfolk, England, to Hingham, MA, in 1638.