Knipple History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Knipple dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knipple is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmorland.

Early Origins of the Knipple family

The surname Knipple 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]

Important Dates for the Knipple family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knipple research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1601, 1661, 1698, 1681, 1664, 1638 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Knipple History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knipple Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Knipple have been found, including Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.

Early Notables of the Knipple 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 Knipple Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Knipple family to Ireland

Some of the Knipple family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knipple migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Knipple, or a variant listed above:

Knipple Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Knipple, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Knipple (post 1700)

  • Brian Knipple, American co-founder of Avalanche Press, which publishes board wargames in 1994
  • Jim Knipple, American stage director and founding Artistic Director of the Run of the Mill Theater Company in Baltimore, MD

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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)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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