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The origins of the Knipp name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knipp is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmorland.

Knipp Early Origins



The surname Knipp 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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Knipp Spelling Variations


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Knipp Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Knipp were recorded, including Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.

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Knipp Early History


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Knipp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knipp 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 Knipp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knipp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knipp 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 Knipp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knipp In Ireland


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Knipp In Ireland



Some of the Knipp 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Knipp family emigrate to North America:

Knipp Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gilbert Ignatius Knipp, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749

Knipp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Knipp, aged 42, landed in America in 1881
  • Elisabeth Knipp, aged 30, arrived in America in 1881
  • Johann Knipp, aged 26, landed in America in 1881
  • Heinrich Knipp, aged 22, arrived in America in 1882

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knipp (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knipp (post 1700)



  • F. Charles Knipp, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 9th District, 2000
  • Charles H. Knipp, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chemung County, 1900-02
  • Russell Lowell Knipp (1942-2006), American two-time Olympian weightlifter
  • Chuck Knipp (b. 1961), American and Canadian (dual citizenship) drag queen and comedian

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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Knipp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knipp 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 6 October 2015 at 13:43.

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