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Where did the English Kipping family come from? What is the English Kipping family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kipping family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kipping family history?


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Kipping include Kipping, Kippen, Kippen, Chepping, Chepyn, Kippyn, Cheppyn and many more.

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.


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


More information is included under the topic Early Kipping Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Kipping Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Kipping, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Johanna Kipping, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Johannes Kipping, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Sivilla Kipping, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Mary Kipping, a bonded passenger who settled in New England in 1746

Kipping Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Kipping, aged 47, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"


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The Kipping Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kipping 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.

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