Gilpin Family History
Gilpin Name Meaning
English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin. Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press