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Where did the Scottish Spaulding family come from? What is the Scottish Spaulding family crest and coat of arms? When did the Spaulding family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Spaulding family history?

The surname Spaulding originated in the place called Spalding, in Lincolnshire. Spaulding is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The earliest members of the Spaulding family on record, were found in Lincolnshire, where they settled on lands granted by William the Conqueror, following the Norman invasion, in 1066. The Spaulding family rose to prominence in Scotland, however.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaulding, Spalding, Spaldene and others.

First found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat, and granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were tenants of the Norman Baron Randolph Mechin, Earl of Chester. They held Spaulding Abbey.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spaulding research. Another 827 words(59 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1453, 1453, 1479, 1587, 1594, 1672, 1456, 1458, 1543, 1583, 1388, 1456 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Spaulding History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 67 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spaulding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spaulding Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Edward Spaulding, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Thomas Spaulding, who landed in Maryland in 1657

Spaulding Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • H S Spaulding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • L P Spaulding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • O Spaulding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • H Spaulding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • D Spaulding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851


Spaulding Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • A. G. Spaulding, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Adele Spaulding, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1906
  • C. Spaulding, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Bessie Spaulding, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Alice Spaulding, who settled in America, in 1912


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  • Myron Spaulding (1905-2000), American yacht designer, sailboat racer and concert violinist
  • Oliver L. Spaulding (1833-1922), U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • Rolland Harty Spaulding (1873-1942), American manufacturer who created Spauldite, a type of resin laminate and Republican politician elected Governor of Hew Hampshire in 1914
  • William J. Spaulding Sr. (1923-1997), American singer and songwriter
  • William H. Spaulding (1880-1966), American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball
  • Henry W. Spaulding, American founder of The Spaulding Manufacturing Company, an automobile manufacturing company in Grinnell, Iowa which produced automobiles named Spaulding from 1901 to 1916
  • George B. "Jeb" Spaulding (b. 1952), American politician, former State Treasurer of Vermont
  • Elbridge Gerry Spaulding (1809-1897), American lawyer, banker, and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 32nd district (1849 to 1851)
  • Josiah Augustus "Si" Spaulding (1922-1983), American businessman, attorney, and politician
  • John Spaulding, American poet from Hanover, New Hampshire

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Hinc mihi salus
Motto Translation: Hence comes salvation to me.

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The Spaulding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spaulding Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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