Chipin is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to 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 Chipin family
The surname Chipin was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chipin family
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Chipin Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Chipin has appeared include Chippin, Chipan, Chepyn, Chypyn, Chybyn, Chipping and others.
Early Notables of the Chipin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chipin family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Chipin arrived in North America very early: Edward Chipping, who came to Roanoke, VA in 1585; and George Chipping, who arrived in Canada in 1907.