Knype History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Knype is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Knype family once lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Knype is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Knype family
The surname Knype was first found in North Lancashire, in the Cartmel parish where much of the surname died out very early and moved to surrounding districts. 
Early History of the Knype family
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Knype 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 Knype family name include Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.
Early Notables of the Knype 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...
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Migration of the Knype family to Ireland
Some of the Knype 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.
Migration of the Knype family
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 Knype 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..
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)