Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who played the harp deriving its origin from the Old French harpin, a person who played the harp.
Early Origins of the Harpint family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Harpint family
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Harpint Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Harpint are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Harpint include: Harpin, Herpin, Harpyn, Arpin, Harpen, Herpen and others.
Early Notables of the Harpint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harpint family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Harpint or a variant listed above: Thomas Harpen, who sailed to Maryland in 1661; James Herpin, who went to Alabama in 1858; Jacob Herpin to Illinois in 1860; Henry and Joseph Herpin to Illinois in 1864..
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