If you wonder why you cannot find the Kip/Kipp surname in many online genealogical records have a look at the following list of erroneous transcriptions.
Kip, Kep, Kop, Kap, Rip, Rep, Rop, Rap, etc.
Kipp, Kiss, Kiff, Kipf, Hipp, Hepp, Hiss, etc.
These are the one I have found. There may be others!