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Chips History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Chips family


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

Early History of the Chips family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Chips family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Chips family to the New World and Oceana


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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