of 1066. The name Gilpen came from given name
. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
in 1066 A.D.
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Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.