Show ContentsPipe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Pipe surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in Somerset. While it is generally regarded that the name was from this area, the first records of the name are scattered throughout Englsand. The surname Pipe may also be derived from the word piper.

Early Origins of the Pipe family

The surname Pipe was first found in Staffordshire at Field, a township, in the parish of Leigh, union of Uttoxeter, S. division of the hundred of Totmonslow. " It anciently belonged to Burton Abbey, of which it was long held by the family of Pipe, from whom it passed to the Bagots." [1]

Early History of the Pipe family

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Pipe 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 Pipe include Pipe, Pipes and others.

Early Notables of the Pipe family (pre 1700)

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United States Pipe migration to the United States +

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:

Pipe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eva Pipe, aged 38, who landed in America from London, in 1899
Pipe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edward Francis Pipe, aged 30, who immigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Emily Kate Pipe, aged 37, who landed in America from London, England, in 1907
  • Edgar Pipe, aged 44, who immigrated to the United States from Southwold, England, in 1907
  • John C. Pipe, aged 48, who settled in America from Ipswich, England, in 1907
  • Harriett Pipe, aged 25, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
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New Zealand Pipe 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:

Pipe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Alice Pipe, (b. 1847), aged 19, British domestic servant travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Bombay" arriving in Lyttelton, South Island, New Zealand on 18th August 1866 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Pipe (post 1700) +

  • David James Pipe (b. 1977), English cricketer
  • Justin Pipe (b. 1971), English darts player
  • Julian Benjamin Pipe CBE, British politician, the first directly elected Mayor of the London Borough of Hackney (2002-)
  • Martin Pipe (b. 1945), British racehorse trainer
  • David Ronald Pipe (b. 1983), Welsh professional football player

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from on Facebook