Capin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Capin family come from the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. Their surname comes from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.
Early Origins of the Capin family
The surname Capin 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.
Further to the south, the variant Alby hailed from Alby, a parish, in the union of Aylsham, hundred of South Erpingham, E. division of Norfolk. "This place, which was anciently called Oslby, is intersected by the road from Aylsham to Cromer, and includes the hamlets of Alby Common and Alby Hill." 
Early History of the Capin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Capin research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, 1531, 1557, 1658, 1725 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Capin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Capin Spelling Variations
Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Capin has been spelled MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.
Early Notables of the Capin 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 Capin family to Ireland
Some of the Capin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Capin migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Capin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Adolphus Capin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1849 
- Joseph Capin (aged 21), a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Gomelza"
Related Stories +
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The BOLTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Bolton.htm