The name Chipan finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one 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 Chipan family
The surname Chipan was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chipan family
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Chipan Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chipan has been recorded under many different variations, including Chippin, Chipan, Chepyn, Chypyn, Chybyn, Chipping and others.
Early Notables of the Chipan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chipan family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chipan or a variant listed above: Edward Chipping, who came to Roanoke, VA in 1585; and George Chipping, who arrived in Canada in 1907.