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The name Herpin is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was a person who played the harp deriving its origin from the Old French harpin, a person who played the harp.

Herpin Early Origins



The surname Herpin was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Herpin Spelling Variations


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Herpin Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Herpin family name include Harpin, Herpin, Harpyn, Arpin, Harpen, Herpen and others.

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Herpin Early History


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Herpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herpin research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1289 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Herpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Herpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Herpin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 18 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herpin Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Herpin or a variant listed above:

Herpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Herpin, who went to Alabama in 1858
  • James Herpin, aged 28, arrived in Alabama in 1858
  • Jacob Herpin, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1860
  • Jacob Herpin came to Illinois in 1860
  • Henry and Joseph Herpin traveled to Illinois in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Herpin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Mery Herpin, son of Pierre Herpin and Catherine Mireau, married Marie Coulon-Mabrian, daughter of Aufray and Françoise Tierce at Saint-Ours in 1689

Herpin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • René Herpin married Thérèse Boudreau, daughter of Jean and Françoise Bazinet at Contrecoeur, Quebec in 1740

Herpin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Pierre Herpin married Catherine Mireau of Saint-Hilaire of Poitiers, Poitou, France

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Herpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herpin 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 12 March 2014 at 14:54.

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