The origins of the Chippe surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.
Early Origins of the Chippe family
The surname Chippe was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chippe family
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Chippe Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Chippe has been recorded under many different variations, including Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.
Early Notables of the Chippe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chippe family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Chippe or a variant listed above: Edmond Chipps, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; Edmond Chipperfield, who came to Boston in 1635; John Chipper, who settled in Virginia sometime between 1654 and 1663.