culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Chipper family have grown. The name Chipper was given to a member of the family who was a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.
from ancient times.
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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chipper family name include Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chipper surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Chipper Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Chipper, who settled in Virginia sometime between 1654 and 1663
Chipper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edward Chipper, who arrived in America in 1775