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Halpin is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person who because of his physical characteristics was referred to as Halfpenn. This person had a slim or slight build and was given this surname as a means of identity. The surname may have also local origins, which would explain Halfpenn Field in Cambridgeshire. The residents gave half a penny per acre to repair the Needham Dyke in that county.

Halpin Early Origins



The surname Halpin was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Halpin Spelling Variations


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Halpin Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Halpin include Halfpenny, Halpin(Limerick), Halpeny(Monaghan), Halpern and many more.

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Halpin Early History


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Halpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Halpin research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Halpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Halpin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Halpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Halpin In Ireland


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Halpin In Ireland



Some of the Halpin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 213 words (15 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Halpin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Halpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Halpin, who arrived in America in 1806
  • Bernard Halpin, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • John Halpin, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Thomas W Halpin, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1854
  • Jeremiah Halpin, who arrived in Colorado in 1886

Halpin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Halpin, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Michael Halpin, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Mary Halpin, aged 9, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland

Halpin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Halpin, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Mary Halpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Patrick Halpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bruce" in 1846
  • Thomas Halpin, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Connor Halpin, aged 32, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halpin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • L. P. Halpin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865
  • Thomas Halpin arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • M. A. Halpin arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
  • J. Halpin arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
  • Catherine Halpin arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Halpin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Halpin (post 1700)



  • James Nathaniel Halpin (1863-1893), English-born, American Major League Baseball shortstop/third baseman
  • Luke Halpin (b. 1947), American actor, best known for his role as Sandy Ricks in the feature films Flipper and Flipper's New Adventure
  • Saul Halpin (b. 1991), English midfield footballer
  • Ronald Halpin, Canadian diplomat, Canadian Ambassador to Hungary
  • Anita E. Halpin (b. 1944), British journalist and political activist
  • George Halpin Sr. (1779-1854), Irish civil engineer and lighthouse builder, responsible for the construction of the Port of Dublin
  • Gary Halpin (b. 1966), former Irish rugby union international player from Dublin
  • Troy Michael Halpin (b. 1973), Australian footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Halpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Halpin 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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