Show ContentsChippett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Chippett come from its first bearer, who was a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body. [1]

Early Origins of the Chippett family

The surname Chippett 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 Chippett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chippett 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 Chippett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Chippett Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Chippett has been spelled many different ways, including Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.

Early Notables of the Chippett 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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Canada Chippett migration to Canada +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Chippetts to arrive in North America:

Chippett Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Wallace Chippett, who settled in Canada in 1913

Australia Chippett migration to Australia +

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

Chippett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Chippett, (b. 1816), aged 14, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Florentia" on 11th August 1830, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Mr. Elias Chippett, (Sansom), English convict who was convicted in Dorset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]

West Indies Chippett migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Chippett Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • George Chippett, who arrived in Barbados in 1665

  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 11th October 2022).
  4. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from
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