The name Chippet is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.
Early Origins of the Chippet family
The surname Chippet was first found in Worcestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chippet family
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Chippet Spelling Variations
Chippet has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Chippet have been found, including Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.
Early Notables of the Chippet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chippet family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Chippets to arrive on North American shores: 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.