Keplaink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The family name Keplaink is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a chaplain, the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus [1]

Early Origins of the Keplaink family

The surname Keplaink was first found in Hampshire where the oldest record of the name was Albert Chapelain, who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a tenant in chief and the king's chaplain. [1]

Important Dates for the Keplaink family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keplaink research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1634, 1677, 1696, 1591, 1672, 1659, 1660, 1598 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Keplaink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keplaink Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Keplaink include Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine and many more.

Early Notables of the Keplaink family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Chaplin; Thomas Chaplin (1591-1672), an English draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660; and Samuel...
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Migration of the Keplaink family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Hugh Chaplin from Bradford, Yorkshire, who settled in Rowley, Maine in 1638. His son settled in Attelborough, Massachusetts. Clement Chaplin settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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