Chipp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the family name Chipp date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.

Early Origins of the Chipp family

The surname Chipp was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Chipp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chipp research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1327, 1531, 1606, 1620 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Chipp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chipp 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 Chipp include Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.

Early Notables of the Chipp family (pre 1700)

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United States Chipp migration to the United States +

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:

Chipp Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Charles Chipp, who settled in Virginia in 1667
Chipp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Chipp, who arrived in New York in 1821
  • David W. Chipp, who settled in Philadelphia in 1860
  • George Chipp, who settled in America in 1884
  • William Chipp, who settled in Illinois in 1891

Contemporary Notables of the name Chipp (post 1700) +

  • Howard Chipp Jr., American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 17th District, 1894 [1]
  • Thomas Ford Chipp MC (1886-1931), English botanis, Assistant Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Herbert Chipp (1850-1903), English tennis player, Honorary Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Association
  • Edmund Thomas Chipp (1823-1886), English organist and composer, born on 25 Dec. 1823, eldest son of Thomas Paul Chipp [2]
  • Thomas Paul Chipp (1793-1870), English musician, born in London 25 May 1793, educated in the choir of Westminster Abbey and learnt the piano from Clementi [2]
  • Charles Winans Chipp (1848-1881), United States Navy officer and explorer of Siberia
  • Donald "Don" Chipp AO (1925-2006), Australian politician, 1st Leader of the Australian Democrats (1977-1986), Minister for Health (1975), Minister for Repatriation and Compensation (1975) and Minister for Social Security (1975)
  • David Chipp, British journalist and editor

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019 on Facebook
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