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Where did the Scottish Piper family come from? What is the Scottish Piper family crest and coat of arms? When did the Piper family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Piper family history?The people known in ancient Scotland as the Picts were the forefathers of the Piper family. It is a name for a person who played the bagpipes.
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Piper has been written Piper, Pyper and others.
First found in at Innerbundy in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Piper research. Another 167 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1546, and 1667 are included under the topic Early Piper History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Piper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Piper:
Piper Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Piper Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Piper Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Piper Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Piper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Piper Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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