The ancient name of Chippin finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a trader at the market. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the occupational
name Cheaper, further derived from the Old English ceping
which means "market." Alternatively (as some scholars argue), the surname Chipping is of local
origin, signifying "one who dwelled by the ceping
or marketplace". Chipping is also the name of a village and parish in the archdeaconry of Lancaster.
Early Origins of the Chippin family
The surname Chippin was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Chippin family
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Chippin Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chippin family name include Chippin, Chipan, Chepyn, Chypyn, Chybyn, Chipping and others.
Early Notables of the Chippin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chippin family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Chippin surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Edward Chipping, who came to Roanoke, VA in 1585; and George Chipping, who arrived in Canada in 1907.