England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Gilpen came from given name Gilpin. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
Early Origins of the Gilpen family
Westmorland where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gilpen family
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Gilpen Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Gilpen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gilpen family to Ireland
Some of the Gilpen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Gilpen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gilpen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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