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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.
The surname Piper was 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.
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.
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 United States in the 17th Century
- James Piper settled in Virginia in 1623
- James Vocat Piper, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
- John Piper settled in Virginia in 1637
- Ann Piper, who landed in Maryland in 1655
- Nathaniel Piper, who arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1666
Piper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Natt Piper, who landed in Virginia in 1703
- Mary Piper, who landed in Virginia in 1713
- Joseph Piper, aged 26, landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
- Bernard Piper, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
- John Michael Piper, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1764
Piper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Samuel Piper, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
- Stepn Piper, who arrived in America in 1830
- Trina Piper, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
- Count August Piper who arrived in New York in 1837
- George Piper, aged 33, landed in Missouri in 1844
Piper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ida Auguste Wilhelmine Piper, who landed in Chile in 1912
Piper Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. William Piper U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Cape Ann Association
Piper Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Hiram Piper, who arrived in Canada in 1834
- Jennings Piper, aged 33, landed in Montreal in 1848
- Maria Piper, aged 30, arrived in Montreal in 1848
- Harriet Piper, aged 7, arrived in Montreal in 1848
- Helen Piper, aged 4, landed in Montreal in 1848
Piper Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Piper, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- Carl Piper, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"
- James Piper, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Magdelana"
- Matthew Piper, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
- James Piper, aged 23, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"
Piper Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Piper, aged 27, a bricklayer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
- Mary Anne Piper, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord William Bentinck" in 1841
- William Piper, aged 23, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifton" in 1842
- Charles Vancouver Piper (1867-1926), Canadian-born, American botanist and agriculturalist, founding member of the American Society of Agronomy in 1907
- Martha C. Piper OC OBC, American President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia
- William Thomas Piper (1881-1970), American airplane manufacturer, and founder of Piper Aircraft, posthumously inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1980
- Samuel S. Piper, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Manchester, New Hampshire, 1890-94
- Wilbur W. Piper, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1948
- William Piper (1774-1852), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania, 1811-17
- William Piper, American politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1947-48
- William Adam Piper (1826-1899), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from California 1st District, 1875-77
- William G. Piper, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County 3rd District; Elected 1960, 1964
- Ed S. Piper, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Secretary of State of Oregon, 1928
- Scruggs Piper Connections by Jane Melonie Scruggs Piper.
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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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