The name Nippy is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived on the peak of a hill or highland. The surname Nippy is primarily familiar in the regions of Lancashire
Early Origins of the Nippy family
The surname Nippy was first found in North Lancashire
, in the Cartmel parish where much of the surname died out very early and moved to surrounding districts. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Nippy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nippy research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1597, 1601, 1661, 1698, 1681, 1664, 1638 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Nippy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nippy Spelling Variations
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. Nippy has been spelled many different ways, including Knipe, Knype, Knypp and others.
Early Notables of the Nippy 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 Nippy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nippy family to Ireland
Some of the Nippy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nippy family to the New World and Oceana
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 Nippys to arrive in North America: 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..