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The English surname Pipkins, found predominantly in Oxfordshire, is derived from from the personal name Pipkin, a pet form of Philip. The name Philip derives ultimately from the Greek "Philippos", from "philein", to love, and "hippos", horse; hence, "lover of horses". Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, was a famous early namebearer. It came to England in the 12th Century, and is first recorded as "Philipus" (without surname) in Lincolnshire. On July 7th 1577, Jane Pipkin and John Harries were married at St. Mary at Hill, London, on September 10th 1780, and Sarah Pipkin was christened at Kirton in Holland, Lincolnshire.