Phippen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Phippen family

The surname Phippen was first found in Normandy where they claim descent from the founders of the Carolingian monarchy, Pepin d'Heristal (c. 635-714), and Pepin le Bref (Pippin the Younger.) Both claim descent from Pepin I (also Peppin, Pipin, or Pippin) of Landen (c. 580-640), also called Pepin the Elder or the Old, was the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia from 623 to 629.

Early History of the Phippen family

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Phippen Spelling Variations

Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Pepys, Pippin, Pippy, Pepin and others.

Early Notables of the Phippen family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family at this time was Talbot Pepys (1583-1666), English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625; Sir Richard Pepys (1589-1659), an English lawyer and politician, Member of Parliament for Sudbury in 1640 and was Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Roger Pepys (1617-1688), an English lawyer and politician; and Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) diarist and Admiralty official. Under the patronage of the Earl of Sandwich, his father's cousin, he rose rapidly in the naval service and became secretary to the Admiralty...
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Ireland Migration of the Phippen family to Ireland

Some of the Phippen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Phippen migration to the United States +

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Phippen or a variant listed above:

Phippen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • David Phippen, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1636 [1]
  • Joseph Phippen, who arrived in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
Phippen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Phippen, aged 37, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812 [1]
  • Henry Phippen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • James F Phippen, who landed in Arkansas in 1882 [1]

New Zealand Phippen migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Phippen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Phippen, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872 [2]
  • Mr. George Phippen, (b. 1836), aged 36, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 14th December 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Phippen (post 1700) +

  • Sam Phippen, American software developer, known for his work on RSpec, a behavior-driven development framework
  • George Phippen (1915-1966), American Western artist, co-founder and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America
  • Brett Phippen, British semi-finalist at the Mister World 1998 competition

The Phippen Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mens cujusque is est quisque
Motto Translation: As the mind of each, so is the man.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook