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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. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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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