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The western coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancient home of the McAlpin family. Their name is derived from the son of the blond one, or son of Alpin.

McAlpin Early Origins



The surname McAlpin 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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McAlpin Spelling Variations


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McAlpin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. McAlpin has appeared in various documents spelled MacAlpine, MacAlpin, MacAilpein (Gaelic) and others.

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McAlpin Early History


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McAlpin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAlpin 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 McAlpin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McAlpin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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McAlpin In Ireland


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McAlpin In Ireland



Some of the McAlpin 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



The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name McAlpin or a variant listed above include:

McAlpin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter McAlpin, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1774

McAlpin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McAlpin, who arrived in New York in 1815
  • Henry McAlpin, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1818
  • John McAlpin, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1842
  • Alexander McAlpin, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Alice McAlpin, aged 24, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAlpin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen McAlpin, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Castlebar, in 1900
  • M. G. McAlpin, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1904
  • Mrs. McAlpin, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Flora B. McAlpin, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Adelheide R. McAlpin, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McAlpin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Daniel McAlpin U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1777 he was Captain of McAlpin's Corps of Volunteers, he was made Major of A Corps of Older Loyalists, married to Mary having 3 children, he died in 1780 still in service [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Duncan McAlpin U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1793 he served in the Loyal Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McAlpin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry McAlpin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mount Stuart Elphinstone" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name McAlpin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McAlpin (post 1700)



  • Vic McAlpin, American songwriter, member of the Nashville songwriter's Hall of Fame
  • Tom McAlpin (b. 1959), American former president of Disney Cruise Line
  • Dave McAlpin, American politician, Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives
  • David Hunter McAlpin (1816-1901), American industrialist and real estate owner, founder of D.H. McAlpin Tobacco Company
  • Edwin A. McAlpin (1848-1917), American General of the New York State Militia, president of the D.H. McAlpin Tobacco Company
  • Harry S. McAlpin (b. 1906), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1956
  • Elbert McAlpin, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1908
  • Edwin A. McAlpin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1884; Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884; Postmaster at Sing Sing, New York, 1890-91
  • David H. McAlpin, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 7th District, 1870
  • Anne C. McAlpin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1924

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Suggested Readings for the name McAlpin


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Suggested Readings for the name McAlpin



  • McAlpin(e) Genealogies by Doris McAlpin Russell.

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McAlpin Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

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  2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  3. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The McAlpin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAlpin 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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