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Herpin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, French


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.

Early Origins of the Herpin family


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

Early History of the Herpin family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Herpin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Herpin family to the New World and Oceana


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, who arrived in Alabama in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Herpin, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jacob Herpin, who settled in 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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