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Kippen Early Origins



The surname Kippen was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1086 when Alwinus de Cheping held estates in that shire.

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Kippen Spelling Variations


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Kippen 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 Kippen family name include Kipping, Kippen, Kippen, Chepping, Chepyn, Kippyn, Cheppyn and many more.

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Kippen Early History


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Kippen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kippen research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1179, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Kippen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kippen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kippen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kippen 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Kippen surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Kippen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Kippen, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Frederick Kippen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878

Kippen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Kippen, who arrived in Canada in 1817
  • John Kippen, who landed in Canada in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kippen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kippen (post 1700)



  • Manart Kippen (1892-1947), American actor, known for his roles in Flame of Barbary Coast (1945), Three Russian Girls (1943) and The Corsican Brothers (1941)
  • Matt Kippen, American actor, known for his work on The Haunting in Connecticut (2009), The Lookout (2007) and House Party (2006)
  • James Kippen, American musician, known for his work with Paul McCartney on the son "Pipes of Peace"
  • Hamish Kippen (1987-2008), Northern Irish-born, Canadian fashion photographer and former national and international junior athlete

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Kippen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kippen 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 11 May 2015 at 08:33.

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