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The name Arpin is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who played the harp deriving its origin from the Old French harpin, a person who played the harp.

Arpin Early Origins



The surname Arpin was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Arpin Spelling Variations


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Arpin Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Arpin are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Arpin include: Harpin, Herpin, Harpyn, Arpin, Harpen, Herpen and others.

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Arpin Early History


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Arpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arpin research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1289 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Arpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arpin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Arpin or a variant listed above:

Arpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Arpin, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arpin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arpin (post 1700)



  • Jacques Arpin, French factory owner and legislator
  • John Arpin (1936-2007), Canadian pianist who is regarded as one of the world's finest "Classical Ragtime" musicians
  • Paul Arpin, French Olympic long-distance runner
  • Marie Luc Arpin, Canadian Olympic water polo player

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Arpin Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Arpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arpin 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 March 2014 at 14:54.

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