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Type Settlement
Usage English
Other Forms FormsCippanhamm, Cepen, Cheppeham, Shippenham, Chippyngham

Meaning & History

One possibility for its naming may have been from Cyppa's Hamme which comes from the words ce-ap meaning market, and Hamme meaning enclosed by the river or an enclosed water meadow both of which Chippenham was.

Another meaning could be that it derives from the Saxon 'cipan' which means “to sell”.

Finally it could also refer to a person called “Cippa” which would explain the double ‘p’
Added 12/31/2018 by Fire_Fox_0111