This family tree shows the direct line of Trips from Gerrit Jansz, who lived in a house in Zaltbommel named
"the Trip" (or "de Trip" in Dutch), through my grandmother's father (Hendrik Jan Trip), to the present.
Although I have some information about recent generations, I have omitted these details to protect their privacy.
On the left is the family coat of arms, as shown in the Nederland's Patriciaat, 1963. On the right is a family tile,
made some time after World War II.
" in the coat of arms are wooden-soled shoes to wear over and protect the "indoor" shoe.
It seems safe to say that the ancestors of the first Trips were shoemakers, of a specialized variety.
The book on the Trip family in the 17th century mentions that the name Tripmeker was in use in Zaltbommel in 1369. This seems
like a possible source for the Trip name, given the coat of arms.