England with the ancestors of the Kilpin family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from given name Gilpin. The surname came to denote a son or descendent of one who was named Gilpin.
Early Origins of the Kilpin family
Westmorland where they held a family seat after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Kilpin family
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Kilpin Spelling Variations
spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Gilpin, Gilpins, Gylpin, de Gilpin and others.
Early Notables of the Kilpin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kilpin family to Ireland
Some of the Kilpin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Kilpin family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Kilpin name or one of its variants:
Kilpin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Kilpin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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