Last name: PHIPPEN

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PHIPPEN : This last name is indexed 16,923 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PHIPPEN : 1: English and Irish (of Norman origin): shortened form of the Anglo-Norman surname Fitzpain ‘son of Pain’ (see Payne).2: English: variant of Phipp with the West Midlands Middle English genitive singular -en instead of the more usual -s see Phipps. Alternatively perhaps from the unattested Middle English personal names Phippon or Phippin which could be Old French pet forms of Philip though they are not on record.3: Irish: perhaps an altered form of Thigpen by association or confusion with the name in (1). The 17th-century Thigpen and Phippen families in NC were apparently related.

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