The name Halpine is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for 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.
Early Origins of the Halpine family
The surname Halpine 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.
Early History of the Halpine family
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Halpine Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Halpine have been found, including Halfpenny, Halpin(Limerick), Halpeny(Monaghan), Halpern and many more.
Early Notables of the Halpine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Halpine family to Ireland
Some of the Halpine family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Halpine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Halpine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Catherine Halpine, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843