Knippay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knippay is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire
Early Origins of the Knippay family
The surname Knippay was first found in North Lancashire
, in the Cartmel parish where much of the surname died out very early and moved to surrounding districts. 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)
Early History of the Knippay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knippay 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 Knippay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Knippay 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 Knippay family name include Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.
Early Notables of the Knippay family (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 Knippay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Knippay family to Ireland
Some of the Knippay 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.
Migration of the Knippay family to the New World and Oceana
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 Knippay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Samuel Knipe, who sailed to St. Christopher in 1635; Samuel Knipe to America in 1699; Christian Knipe to Philadelphia in 1749; Oscar Knipe to Pennsylvania in 1851 and G.J. Knipe to San Francisco in 1860..