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Galpin is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who was a fast runner. The surname is derived from the Old Norman word walup and the Old French word galop. The word eventually became wallop which literally means to run. Therefore, the surname Galpin described the physical abilities of the original bearer.

Galpin Early Origins



The surname Galpin was first found in Dorset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Galpin Spelling Variations


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Galpin Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Galpin include Gollop, Gallop, Gallup, Gollup and others.

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Galpin Early History


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Galpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Galpin research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Galpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Galpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Galpin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Galpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Galpin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Galpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Singapore" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif

Galpin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Galpin landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • William Galpin, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Ruth Galpin, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Charlotte Galpin, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • Charles Mace Galpin, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Galpin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Galpin (post 1700)



  • William Galpin, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 46th District, 1952
  • Thomas Galpin, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbury, 1908
  • Samuel Galpin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Wethersfield, 1839
  • Philip S. Galpin, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1829, 1834-35; Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, 1845; Member of Connecticut State Senate 4th District, 1848
  • Lloy Galpin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1924
  • Julius H. Galpin, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Woodbury, 1912
  • Homer K. Galpin, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1908; Member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1910; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912, 1924, 1932
  • Harris E. Galpin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1920
  • Amos A. Galpin, American politician, Postmaster at Bennettsville, South Carolina, 1826-30

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SINGAPORE (aka SINCAPORE) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Singapore.gif

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Galpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Galpin 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.

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