Janet McAlpine

25 August 1717–
Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet McAlpine was christened on 25 August 1717, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William McAlpine, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Wood, was 25. She married Duncan McArthur on 22 January 1741, in Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 7 sons.

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Family Time Line

Duncan McArthur
Janet McAlpine
Marriage: 22 January 1741
John McArthur
William McArthur
Robert McArthur
William McArthur
Arthur McArthur
Duncan McArthur
James McArthur

Spouse and Children

22 January 1741
Port of Menteith, Perthshire, Scotland


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Wood




    Robert McAlpine



    William McAlpine


    Duncan McAlpine



+1 More Child

World Events (3)

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Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ailpein (Scottish), Mac Ailpín (Irish) ‘son of Ailpean’, a personal name of uncertain etymology, possibly derived from alp ‘lump’. The personal name was borne by Pictish kings, one of whom, Kenneth, son of Ailpín, Ailpean, became the ruler of the united Picts and Scots and is regarded as the founder of the somewhat disparate clan of this name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Janet Mcalpine, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Janet Mcalpine in entry for John Mcarthur, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Mccalpine, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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