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Where did the Scottish MacAlpin family come from? What is the Scottish MacAlpin family crest and coat of arms? When did the MacAlpin family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the MacAlpin family history?On the Scottish west coast, the MacAlpin family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.
In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. MacAlpin has appeared as MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.
First found in Argyllshire, where they were descended from King Kenneth MacAlpin who was murdered by the Picts near Dundee in the year 834. MacAlpin is generally considered to have been the first king to rule both Scots and Picts, and as such, was the first king of Scotland.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAlpin research. Another 385 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, and 1531 are included under the topic Early MacAlpin History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early MacAlpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the MacAlpin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The MacAlpin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
MacAlpin Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
MacAlpin Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name MacAlpin
Alband, Albane, Albant, Albe, Alben, Albend, Albent, Albie, Albind, Albine, Albing, Albink, Albint, Albyn, Albynd, Alpan, Alpand, Alpane, Alpant, Alpe, Alpen, Alpend, Alpent, Alpie, Alpin, Alpind, Alpine, Alping, Alpink, Alpint, Alpline, Alpling, Alplink, Alpyn, Alpynd, Apan, Apand, Apane, Apant, Apen, Apend, Apent, Apind, Apint, Appan, Appand, Appane, Appant, Appen, Append and more.
The MacAlpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacAlpin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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