Nipp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Nipp surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Nipp is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire and Westmorland.

Early Origins of the Nipp family

The surname Nipp 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 Nipp family

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

Nipp Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Nipp include Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.

Early Notables of the Nipp 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 Nipp family to Ireland

Some of the Nipp 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 Nipp family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Nipp (post 1700)

  • John Nipp, American politician, Representative from Indiana 6th District, 1900 [2]

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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