Chipps History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Chipps comes from a name for a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.
Early Origins of the Chipps family
The surname Chipps was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Chipps family
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Chipps Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Chipps include Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.
Early Notables of the Chipps family (pre 1700)
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Chipps migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Chipps or a variant listed above:
Chipps Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edmond Chipps, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
- Edmond Chipps, aged 19, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
Chipps migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chipps Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Corneilus Chipps, who settled in Ontario in 1871
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)