Halfpenny - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

AuthorPadraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
SourceSome Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Halfpenny—This name in South Louth, in the district of Navan, Co. Meath, and adjoining parts, is the anglicised form of Halpin (O'h-Ailpéin).

I have also seen it stated that the name was originally of Scottish extraction in Louth, which would render it to be written Mac Ailpein, but of this I haven't seen sufficient evidence, though several Scottish Septs settled in Co. Louth at the beginning of the 17th century.

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