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Gilpyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Gilpyn is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Gilpyn comes from given name Gilpin. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.

Early Origins of the Gilpyn family


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

Early History of the Gilpyn family


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

Gilpyn Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.

Early Notables of the Gilpyn family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Gilpyn family to Ireland


Some of the Gilpyn 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 Gilpyn family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Gilpyn 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.

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