Gylpin is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Gylpin is a name that comes from given name Gilpin
. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
Early Origins of the Gylpin family
The surname Gylpin was first found in Westmorland
where they held a family seat
after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Gylpin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gylpin research.Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1167, 1216, 1625, 1700 and are included under the topic Early Gylpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gylpin Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.
Early Notables of the Gylpin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gylpin family to Ireland
Some of the Gylpin 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 Gylpin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Gylpin or a variant listed above were: 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.