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On the Scottish west coast, the MacAlpin family was born among the ancient Dalriadan clans. Their name comes from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.

MacAlpin Early Origins



The surname MacAlpin 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.

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MacAlpin Spelling Variations


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MacAlpin Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. MacAlpin has appeared as MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

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MacAlpin Early History


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MacAlpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacAlpin research. Another 385 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1395, 1405, 1531, 1557, 1658, 1725 and 1692 are included under the topic Early MacAlpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacAlpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacAlpin Early Notables (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...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacAlpin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacAlpin In Ireland


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MacAlpin In Ireland



Some of the MacAlpin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The MacAlpin were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

MacAlpin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert MacAlpin, who settled in New York State in 1740

MacAlpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh and James MacAlpin settled in New York in 1811
  • Hugh MacAlpin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • James MacAlpin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Jane MacAlpin, who landed in New York, NY in 1811

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MacAlpin Clan Badge


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MacAlpin Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name MacAlpin
Alband, Albane, Albant, Albe, Alben, Albend, Albent, Albie, Albind, Albine, Albing, Albink, Albint, Albyn, Albynd, Alpan, Alpand, Alpane, Alpant, Alpe, Alpen, Alpend, Alpent, Alpie, Alpin, Alpind, Alpine, Alping, Alpink, Alpint, Alpline, Alpling, Alplink, Alpyn, Alpynd, Apan, Apand, Apane, Apant, Apen, Apend, Apent, Apind, Apint, Appan, Appand, Appane, Appant, Appen, Append and more.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The MacAlpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The MacAlpin 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.

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