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The ancestors of the Gilpin family migrated to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The surname Gilpin is based on given name Gilpin. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.

Gilpin Early Origins



The surname Gilpin was first found in Westmorland where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Gilpin Spelling Variations


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Gilpin Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Gilpin include Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.

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Gilpin Early History


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Gilpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gilpin research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1167, 1216, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Gilpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gilpin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gilpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gilpin In Ireland


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Gilpin In Ireland



Some of the Gilpin 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Gilpins to arrive on North American shores:

Gilpin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anthony Gilpin, who settled in Barstable, Massachusetts about 1640
  • Jane Gilpin settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Jane Gilpin, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Joseph Gilpin, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1696

Gilpin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Gilpin settled in Maryland in 1735

Gilpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Gilpin, who arrived in New York in 1804
  • Robert Gilpin, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Dynes, George, John, Thomas, and William Gilpin settled in Pennsylvania between 1807 and 1860
  • Annie Gilpin, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1893
  • George Gilpin, aged 12, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilpin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Geo Gilpin, aged 22, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Harriet B. Gilpin, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Frederick Gilpin, aged 20, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1906
  • Donald N. Gilpin, who settled in America, in 1906
  • C. Monteith Gilpin, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Gilpin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Arthur F. Gilpin, aged 22, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1897

Gilpin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Dalton M. Gilpin, aged 35, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1916

Gilpin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Hannah Gilpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Emma" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  • Bernard Gilpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

Gilpin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Harriet Gilpin, aged 16, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Ann Gilpin, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilpin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gilpin (post 1700)



  • Henry Dilworth Gilpin (1801-1860), American lawyer, U.S. Attorney General (1840-41)
  • William Gilpin (1813-1894), American explorer, politician, military officer, land speculator, and writer, who became the first governor of the Colorado Territory
  • John Gilpin (1930-1983), English ballet dancer and actor
  • William Gilpin (1724-1804), English clergyman, schoolmaster and author
  • Andrew Crowley Gilpin (1920-2014), Canadian gold medalist ice hockey forward at the 1948 Winter Olympics
  • Brigadier George Ruddell Gilpin (1895-1971), British Deputy Chief Engineer, North Western Army (1942-1945)

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Gilpin Historic Events


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Gilpin Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. George Arthur Gilpin, English 1st Class Passenger residing in San Salvador, El Salvador returning to Leeds, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY EMMA 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837LadyEmma.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Gilpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gilpin 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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