The name Pipson is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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 Pipson may also be derived from the word piper.
Early Origins of the Pipson family
The surname Pipson 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Pipson family
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Pipson Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Pipson are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Pipson include: Pipe, Pipes and others.
Early Notables of the Pipson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pipson family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pipson or a variant listed above: Jonathon Pipes who settled in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia, Canada, along with William and William Senior in 1774.