The Chipnam name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a chapman, which was a merchant or trader.
Early Origins of the Chipnam family
The surname Chipnam was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Chipnam family
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Chipnam Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Chipnam has undergone many spelling variations
, including Chipman, Chippman, Chipenham, Chipnam and others.
Early Notables of the Chipnam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chipnam family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Chipnam were among those contributors: John Chipman who sailed from Barnstable in Devon
who sailed aboard the "White Angel" in 1650; he married Elizabeth, daughter of John Howland who came over on the ".