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The ancient Dalriadan people were the ancestors of the first to use the name Herpe. It was a name for a person who occupies the role of "harper". In ancient times the harper was considered an important figurehead whereby Brehon laws stated that the elegance and music of the harp "deserved" a noble status.

Herpe Early Origins



The surname Herpe was first found in Lennox, Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Herpe Spelling Variations


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Herpe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Herpe has been spelled Harper, Harpur, Harpar, Harepur and others.

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Herpe Early History


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Herpe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herpe research. Another 395 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1603, 1100, 1579, 1639, 1700, 1680, 1741, 1496, 1496, 1574, 1566, 1585, 1638, 1616, 1669, 1645, 1681, 1679, 1741 and are included under the topic Early Herpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herpe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herpe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Henry Harper, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1496; Sir William Harpur (c.1496-1574), English merchant from Bedford who moved to London, became Lord Mayor of London and in 1566 he and his wife Dame Alice created...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herpe In Ireland


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Herpe In Ireland



Some of the Herpe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 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



Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North Ameri ca. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Herpe were among those contributors:

Herpe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Faustino Herpe, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Herpe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Herpe, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1904
  • Isidor Herpe, aged 25, who settled in America from London, in 1905
  • Ambrosine Herpe, aged 20, who landed in America from Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1912
  • Yves Herpe, aged 2, who emigrated to America, in 1921
  • Marie Herpe, aged 28, who landed in America from Jersey, Channel Islands, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Herpe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Herpe (post 1700)



  • Hervé Herpe, French actor

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Et suavis et fortis
Motto Translation: Pleasant and brave.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    7. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Herpe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herpe 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2016 at 10:19.

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