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. [1]

Early Origins of the Chipp family

The surname Chipp was first found in Worcestershire, where Isabella Chippes was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for 1275. In Somerset John Chip was found there in the Subsidy Rolls for 1327. [2] Alan de Chepe was found in Devon in 1311 and later William Chepe was listed at Sheffield in 1369. [1]

Early History of the Chipp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chipp research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1327, 1531, 1606, 1620, 1767, 1823, 1844, 1856, 1862 and 1886 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)

Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Thomas Chipp, eldest son of the late T. P. Chipp (well known as the player of the 'Tower drums'), born Christmas Day, 1823, educated in her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St. James's. Studied the violin under Nadaud and Tolbecque, and entered the Queen's private band in 1844. Became known as an organist of some repute, and in 47 succeeded Dr. Gauntlett at St. Olave's, a position...
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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

Australia Chipp migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Chipp Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Chipp, Jr., English convict who was convicted in Dorchester, Dorset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 4th October 1842, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Chipp (post 1700) +

  • Charles Winans Chipp (1848-1881), United States Navy officer and explorer of Siberia
  • Howard Chipp Jr., American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 17th District, 1894 [4]
  • 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 [5]
  • 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 [5]
  • 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. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th August 2021). Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019 on Facebook
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