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Surname meaning for "Pipe"
metonymic occupational name for a piper, from Middle English pipe ‘pipe’ (Old English pipe). In some cases it may have been a topographic name from the same word in the sense ‘waterpipe’, ‘conduit’, ‘water channel’, or a habitational name from Pipe in Herefordshire or Pipehill in Staffordshire, near Lichfield (earlier Pipa), both named from this word.