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Macalpin Surname History



The Dalriadan clans of ancient Scotland spawned the ancestors of the Macalpin family. Their name comes from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.


Early Origins of the Macalpin family


The surname Macalpin was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, 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.

Early History of the Macalpin family


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Macalpin Spelling Variations


The medieval practice of spelling according to sound and repeated translation between Gaelic and English created many spelling variations of the same name. Macalpin has been recorded as MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

Early Notables of the Macalpin family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir John MacAlpin; John MacAlpine (Latin: Maccabeus) (died 1557), a Scottish Protestant theologian; and Joseph Capen (1658-1725), a Massachusetts clergyman who during...
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Migration of the Macalpin family to Ireland


Some of the Macalpin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Macalpin family to the New World and Oceana


Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Macalpin, or a variant listed above:

Macalpin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert MacAlpin, who settled in New York State in 1740

Macalpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh and James MacAlpin, who settled in New York in 1811
  • Hugh MacAlpin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James MacAlpin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jane MacAlpin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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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...

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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.

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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