I would be very interested to know if you have made progress with your family tree for Pyper. I have started to gather information about the Pyper (Piper) family who came to Co. Limerick, Ireland in the 18th Century from the Palatine area of Germany. I am doing this research for a family of that name whose relatives moved to Co. Down about the 1920s when the Civil War took place in Ireland. Do not give up on researching your name. Spare a little time now and again. At your age you may be busy with other things but if ever you have your own family the history may interest them. I note that you started your research as a thirteen year old. I wish I had done that instead of in my 60s.