Chiplin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Chiplin is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a chaplain, the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus [1]

Early Origins of the Chiplin family

The surname Chiplin was first found in Hampshire where the oldest record of the name was Albert Chapelain, who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a tenant in chief and the king's chaplain. [1]

Early History of the Chiplin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chiplin research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1634, 1677, 1696, 1591, 1672, 1659, 1660, 1598 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Chiplin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chiplin 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 Chiplin has appeared include Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine and many more.

Early Notables of the Chiplin family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Chaplin; Thomas Chaplin (1591-1672), an English draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660; and Samuel...
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Migration of the Chiplin family

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 Chiplin arrived in North America very early: Hugh Chaplin from Bradford, Yorkshire, who settled in Rowley, Maine in 1638. His son settled in Attelborough, Massachusetts. Clement Chaplin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.

Contemporary Notables of the name Chiplin (post 1700) +

  • Scott Chiplin, New Zealand Screen Actors Guild Award nominated stunt director, known for his work on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), Guns Akimbo (2019) and 30 Days of Night (2007)
  • Sam Chiplin, Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award nominated cinematographer
  • Rory Chiplin, British writer, known for his work on Soul Brothers (2021), My Dad Marie (2020) and Heavy Footsteps (2016)
  • Callum Chiplin, British actor and writer, known for The King's Man (2021), Zack Snyder's Justice League and Ready Player One (2018)
  • Mike Chiplin, Welsh musician, former drummer for Lostprophets, a Welsh rock band from Pontypridd

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook
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