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Found in several spelling forms, this unusual surname is of English origins. The eminent Victorian etymologist Can C W Bardsley considered that it was a dialectal variant of Harpin, itself a derivative of the pre 9th century Norse-Viking 'Harfinn'. However it is more probably a variant of the English baptismal name 'Alpe'- meaning 'the finch' plus a shortened form of 'kin' - to imply 'Son of Alpe'. Diminutives and patronymics are the most popular group of surnames, and we see no reason why Holpin, Holpen, Halpen, Halpin, etc, should be different. Whilst many surnames lost their 'h', equally many gained one, which seems to be the case here...

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