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MacAlpand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Clan from whom the MacAlpand family descends began among the ancient Dalriadan kingdom of the west coast of Scotland. Their name comes from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.

Early Origins of the MacAlpand family


The surname MacAlpand was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they were descended from King Kenneth MacAlpin who was murdered by the Picts near Dundee in the year 834. MacAlpin is generally considered to have been the first king to rule both Scots and Picts, and as such, was the first king of Scotland.

Early History of the MacAlpand family


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MacAlpand Spelling Variations


Historical recordings of the name MacAlpand include many spelling variations. They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. They include MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

Early Notables of the MacAlpand family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Sir John MacAlpin; John MacAlpine (Latin: Maccabeus) (died 1557), a Scottish Protestant theologian; and Joseph Capen (1658-1725), a Massachusetts clergyman who during...
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Migration of the MacAlpand family to Ireland


Some of the MacAlpand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacAlpand family to the New World and Oceana


Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Robert MacAlpin, who settled in New York State in 1740; William MacAlpine settled in New York in 1774; Hugh and James MacAlpin settled in New York in 1811. James Alpin was registered as a United Empire Loyalist..

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