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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Knipe come from when the family resided on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knipe is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmorland.

Knipe Early Origins



The surname Knipe was first found in North Lancashire, in the Cartmel parish where much of the surname died out very early and moved to surrounding districts. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Knipe Spelling Variations


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Knipe Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Knipe has been recorded under many different variations, including Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.

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Knipe Early History


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Knipe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knipe research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1601, 1661, 1698, 1681, 1664, 1638 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Knipe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knipe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knipe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Elizabeth Knepp or Knipp (died 1681), a British actress, singer, and dancer; she became the first woman to perform the title role in Jonson's Epicoene in 1664 and mentioned numerous...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knipe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knipe In Ireland


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Knipe In Ireland



Some of the Knipe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Knipe or a variant listed above:

Knipe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Knipe, who sailed to St. Christopher in 1635
  • Samuell Knipe, aged 23, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • William Knipe, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • Samuel Knipe to America in 1699

Knipe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Knipe to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Christian Knipe, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Knipe, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • John Knipe, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Knipe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Land Knipe, who arrived in Virginia in 1811
  • Oscar Knipe to Pennsylvania in 1851
  • G. J. Knipe to San Francisco in 1860
  • Sebastian Knipe, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Knipe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dixon Knipe, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • Dixon Knipe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Nancy Knipe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • Jmes F Knipe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knipe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knipe (post 1700)



  • G. S. Knipe, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1891-92
  • F. M. Knipe, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1875-78
  • Ernest R. Knipe, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Massachusetts Governor's Council 8th District, 1904
  • Joseph Farmer Knipe (1823-1901), Brigadier General in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Alden Arthur Knipe (1870-1950), the sixth head football coach at the University of Iowa
  • Victor Humphry Knipe (b. 1941), South African sociology and history author, winner of the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Award for "Best Historical Fiction"

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Knipe Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

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