Nipe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The present generation of the Nipe family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Nipe is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Nipe family
The surname Nipe was first found in North Lancashire, in the Cartmel parish where much of the surname died out very early and moved to surrounding districts. 
Important Dates for the Nipe family
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Nipe Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Nipe include Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.
Early Notables of the Nipe 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 Nipe family to Ireland
Some of the Nipe 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 Nipe family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Nipe were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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..
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)