My name is Thomas Morris Alphin Jr. I am 25 years of age and I was born in Winston-Salem North Carolina. The reason I am posting a message is because I was stationed in Harrogate England in the US Navy. My future wife is still over there and I plan to return to England for one more year. Harrogate is only 1 hour from Manchester. So if any of you would like I will go over there and find out about our name. I went to Edinburgh Scotland last year and our name carry's some clout over there. Through the discusions I had with the scots I found out that our name was originally Alpine. It has had many varations including Alpinus,Alpine,Olphin,Olfin,Allphin,Alpin,McAlphin, and many more. Rumor has it our Forefathers dropped the Mc. Well once again im just as curious as the rest of you about our genealogy, so if you all want me to I can send you pictures of Alphin, England and anything else that bares our name.