The name Gillpins reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Gillpins family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Gillpins is based on given name Gilpin
. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
Early Origins of the Gillpins family
The surname Gillpins was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gillpins family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gillpins research.Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1167, 1216, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Gillpins History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gillpins Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Gillpins are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Gillpins include Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.
Early Notables of the Gillpins family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gillpins family to Ireland
Some of the Gillpins 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 Gillpins family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Gillpins, 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.