Today's generation of the Orpin family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Orpin family lived in Norfolk
. The name, however, is a reference to Erpen, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Orpin family
The surname Orpin was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Orpin family
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Orpin Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Orpin were recorded, including Orpen, Orbin, Erpen, Arpen, Orpingham, Orpington, Orpin and many more.
Early Notables of the Orpin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orpin family to Ireland
Some of the Orpin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Orpin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Orpin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Edward Orpin, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
- Samuel Orpin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
- Martin Orpin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
Orpin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ben Orpin, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Cromwell 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Cromwell.htm
- George Orpin, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
The Orpin Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Veritas vincit
Motto Translation: Truth Conquers.