Halpin Family History

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Halpin Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAilpín ‘descendant of Alpín’, an ancient personal name, which MacLysaght and Woulfe link etymologically with alp ‘lump’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Hallin, Haskin, Hartin, Galvin, Gilpin, Fallin, Hamlin, Haling, Hulin

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Halpin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Halpin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Halpin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Halpin Family Origin

Where is the Halpin family from?

Halpin Family Occupations

What did your Halpin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halpin. A less common occupation for the Halpin family was Charwoman. The most common Halpin occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Halpin's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Dock Labourer

  • Charwoman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Halpin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Halpin Historical Records

What Halpin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Halpin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halpin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Halpin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Halpin. For the veterans among your Halpin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halpin Life Expectancy

What is the average Halpin lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Halpin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Halpin in 1946 was 32, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Halpin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halpin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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