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Gilpin Surname Worldwide Genetic and Genealogy Project
A One name study
What is a one surname study? It is a project researching all occurrences of a particular surname, (all spellings) It is not a particular ancestry. It is not restricted geographically to any particular area in the world. It looks for the occurrence of the surname world-wide.
Using what resources I could find on the internet, here is a listing of how the Gilpin surname occurs around the world.
Listed in the IGI
Africa – 6
Asia - 3
British Isles - well over 1,000
Caribbean Islands - 1
Continental Europe - 4
North America - Well over 3,000
Southwest Pacific - over 23
World Misc. - over 12
Normally a surname as unusual as Gilpin would originate from one source but not with the Gilpin surname, as has been proven by "OUR" Y-DNA project. WE are looking at the different origins it may have come from. Gathering of family legends. Trying to prove or to disprove these legends. Gathering of Gilpin information / documents to make research easier. To display different lineages so others may connect their information to them.
Different Origins of the Gilpin surname:
1. Irish - MacGillifin Anglicized to Gilfin, Gilpin, Gill - Link
2. Norman (?) - deGylpyn includes Gilpin, Gilpinge, Gilpen - Link
3. Norman (?) - Galpin - Link
4. Scottish (?) - MacAlpine - Anglicized to Gilpin - Link
Is to make available to you as much as I can find, research, gather and document on the Gilpin surname
If you choose to accept it, is to use what you find, “Verify it”, and help others further their research. Giving back new and corrected data to this site, so everyone benefits.
Accepts all spellings to include: Galpin, Gilpine Galpen, Galpine, Gylpyn, deGilpin, McGilpin, MacGilpin, Gill, MacGillifin, Gilfin, Gilfan, Gilpen, Calpin, Calpine, Culpen, MacAlpin, Galpan, and many others.
Family researchers have been gathering information and compiling their genealogies diligently for years. You may be among the few who are able to trace your earliest ancestor back to England, or Ireland, or Scotland and or France. Or, like most, you may be searching to find that illusive, missing link to the past.
As a Family researcher you have probably reached a point where you cannot identify any earlier ancestors. You may have documented multiple generations, but, at some point the leads dwindle and the trail grows cold. You have reached the preverbal "brick wall." We know that more documentary evidence remains to be discovered however traditional genealogical research will most likely never find all the connections between the various Family groups or different spellings. Until recently there was little hope of extending a cold chart, however, genealogical DNA testing may provide the answers you are seeking.
So, whether you have a complete family history leading back to a Family in England, Ireland, or where ever, or you are just starting to chart your ancestors, we hope you will consider joining us.
This program is not to prove all spellings are / were one family, but to help prove what families do genetically connect to each other.
To solve this mystery, we need Gilpin males to test. It is preferable if you test at FTDNA, but testing elsewhere will not preclude you from membership in the project.
In some cases, a test might be able to be paid for from a general fund, which are donations to the project by members and non-members to facilitate testing when needed. Donations are collected by FTDNA (on our behalf) through a link on the ftdna website where you can specify the project that will receive the donation. Funds are never handled by the project administrator, although they do direct the use of the funding by applying it to specific kits.
Ydna results may be seen at: http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/gilpin/results
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When testing through ftdna, indicate which surname project you want to test with; as there is a price reduction if your kit is ordered through the project.
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Nelda L. Percival nee Gilpin
Of the Irish Gilpins by genetics