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The name Chips is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Chips was a name used for a carpenter, from the wood chips that festooned a carpenter's hair and body.

Chips Early Origins



The surname Chips was first found in Worcestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Chips Spelling Variations


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Chips Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Chips include Chipp, Chip, Chyppe, Chypp, Chips, Chipps, Chippes, Chippe, Chipet, Chipman, Chippman and many more.

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Chips Early History


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Chips Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chips research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1327, 1531, 1606, 1620 and 1767 are included under the topic Early Chips History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chips Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chips Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chips Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chips Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Chips, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Chips Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chips Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 April 2014 at 16:11.

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