The name De gilpin arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name De gilpin comes from given name Gilpin
. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
Early Origins of the De gilpin family
The surname De gilpin was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the De gilpin family
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De gilpin Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.
Early Notables of the De gilpin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the De gilpin family to Ireland
Some of the De gilpin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 173 words (12 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 De gilpin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name De gilpin or a variant listed above: Anthony Gilpin, who settled in Barstable, Massachusetts about 1640; Jane Gilpin settled in Virginia in 1652; Dynes, George, John, Thomas, and William Gilpin settled in Pennsylvania between 1807 and 1860.