from early times.
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The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Nipps has been spelled many different ways, including Knibb, Knibbs, Knebb, Knibs, Nybbe, Nibb, Nibbs and others.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Nippss to arrive in North America:
Nipps Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Heinrich Nipps, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Shaan, Lichtenstein, in 1920