The name Chepyn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a trader at the market. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the occupational
name Cheaper, further derived from the Old English ceping
which means "market." Alternatively (as some scholars argue), the surname Chipping is of local
origin, signifying "one who dwelled by the ceping
or marketplace". Chipping is also the name of a village and parish in the archdeaconry of Lancaster.
Early Origins of the Chepyn family
The surname Chepyn was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chepyn family
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Chepyn Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chepyn include Chippin, Chipan, Chepyn, Chypyn, Chybyn, Chipping and others.
Early Notables of the Chepyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chepyn family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward Chipping, who came to Roanoke, VA in 1585; and George Chipping, who arrived in Canada in 1907.