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The surname Pipkin 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.

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.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pipkin research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1500, 1583, 1666, 1625, 1589, 1659, 1640, 1617, 1688, 1633, 1703, 1672, 1679, 1688, 1825, 1660 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Pipkin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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...

Another 118 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pipkin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Some of the Pipkin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Study of Passenger and Immigration lists has revealed that among early immigrants bearing the Pipkin surname were:

Pipkin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate L. Pipkin, aged 32, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Mary Pipkin, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1908
  • Samuel J. Pipkin, aged 61, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Samuel James Pipkin, aged 68, who landed in America from London, England, in 1916
  • Samuel Pipkin, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ...

  • Andy Pipkin (b. 1975), American professional football player
  • Turk Pipkin (b. 1952), American co-founder of The Nobelity Project and author and filmmaker
  • Marvin Pipkin (1889-1977), American chemist and inventor of two processes for inside frosting of incandescent lamps
  • Edward Joseph "E.J." Pipkin Jr. (b. 1956), American Republican member of the Maryland State Senate
  • Philip Pipkin, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention 16th District, 1845-46
  • Perry Pipkin, American Democrat politician, Member of Tennessee State Senate 32nd District, 1947
  • Lois A. Pipkin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • Joseph J. Pipkin, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1835
  • Fred Pipkin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1944
  • Edward J. Pipkin, American Republican politician, Member of Maryland State Senate 36th District, 2003-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2004; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 2004
  • ...

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.


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    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Pipkin Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Pipkin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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