The earliest origins of the Chippes surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.
Early Origins of the Chippes family
The surname Chippes was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chippes family
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Chippes Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Chippes are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Chippes include: Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.
Early Notables of the Chippes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chippes family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Chippes 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.