My family’s line includes MacAlpine through my father, Richard Anstedt. His great, great-grandmother was Agnes MacAlpine and she later married Robert Miller. When Robert Miller passed away, she married Alexander Ingleton.
While some have seen this name as possibly referring to the Alps or mountains, there is a whole other meaning to the origin. The alp a a Germanic creature likened to the “nightmare” The word “alp” is thought to also be the possible predecessor of the word, “elf.” This would be in keeping with the de Vere books as the MacAlpin/MacAlpine are tied to the Picts.
And now you know why the Picts did not eat fish and why the salmon was so revered.