The sea-swept Hebrides
islands and the west coast of Scotland
are the ancestral home of the Alpine family. Their name comes from the son of the blond one,
or son of Alpin.
Early Origins of the Alpine family
The surname Alpine 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 Alpine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alpine research.Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, 1531, 1557, 1658, 1725 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Alpine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Alpine Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Alpine has been written as MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Alpine 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... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alpine Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alpine family to Ireland
Some of the Alpine 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Alpine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Alpine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Michael Alpine, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865