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The roots of the ancient Scottish name Pyper are found among the people of a tribe known as the Picts. Pyper is a name for a person who played the bagpipes.

Pyper Early Origins



The surname Pyper 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.

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Pyper Spelling Variations


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Pyper Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Pyper has been spelled Piper, Pyper and others.

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Pyper Early History


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Pyper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pyper research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1457, 1546, and 1667 are included under the topic Early Pyper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pyper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pyper Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pyper Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Pyper:

Pyper Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Pyper, who landed in America in 1764
  • Thomas Pyper, who arrived in America in 1764

Pyper Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Pyper, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pyper (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pyper (post 1700)



  • Mrs. B. T. Pyper, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1916

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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