Gillpin is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from given name Gilpin
. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
Early Origins of the Gillpin family
The surname Gillpin was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gillpin family
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Gillpin Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Gillpin family name include Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.
Early Notables of the Gillpin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gillpin family to Ireland
Some of the Gillpin 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 Gillpin family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Gillpin family to immigrate North America: 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.