Ó hAilpín - Irish Names and Surnames

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Ó hAILPÍN—IO Halpin, O Halpeny, O Halfpenny, Halpin, Halpeny, Halfpenny; 'descendant of Ailpín' (diminutive of alp, a lump, a stout person). This surname appears to have originated in Co. Monaghan, but for centuries it has been found also in Co. Limerick. The anglicised forms O Halpeny, Halpeny, &c, represent an older form, Ó hAilpene.

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