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The MacCalpine family history stretches back to the clans of the Dalriadan kingdom on the sea-swept Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name MacCalpine is derived from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.

Early Origins of the MacCalpine family


The surname MacCalpine 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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Early History of the MacCalpine family

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Early History of the MacCalpine family


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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 MacCalpine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacCalpine Spelling Variations

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MacCalpine Spelling Variations


Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents MacCalpine has been spelled MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

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Early Notables of the MacCalpine family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the MacCalpine 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 MacCalpine family to Ireland

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Migration of the MacCalpine family to Ireland


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

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Migration of the MacCalpine family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers from Scotland put down roots in communities all along the east coast of North America. Some moved north from the American colonies to Canada as United Empire Loyalists during the American War of Independence. As Clan societies and highland games started in North America in the 20th century many Scots rediscovered parts of their heritage. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name MacCalpine were among those contributors: 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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