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Chipper Surname History

The Chipper history dates back to 1200 approximately in England but with disconnected in terms of family connections.


The earliest ancestor traceable with family connections is Thomas CHIPPER, Blacksmith of Angmering and Findon, Sussex, England. Born abt. 1560, died 10 May 1631. He married three times and had eight children.


From that area, the family spread south to West Tarring and the surrounding areas, and Somerset and Gloucester.


In 1829, John Chipper migrated to Perth, Western Australia and started the Australian branch of the family.


The family also spread to the United States and Canada but I haven't traced yet the original immigrants.

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Chipper Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The country of origin is definitely England. Mainly the southern counties of England.

Chipper Meaning & Etymology

The name Chipper derives from being a trader, making things cheaper. Usually the trader travelled around to the town markets and sold goods. The name has been spelt in various ways over the centuries, Chipa, Chiper, Chipper, and other variations. Mistakenly, many think the name derives from a stone mason, i.e. chipping stones.

Chipper Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Chipper were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Chipper. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Chipper surname are important to understanding the possible origins of the name. Last names like Chipper change in how they're written as they travel across tribes, family unions, and eras across time.

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