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Where did the English Spohn family come from? What is the English Spohn family crest and coat of arms? When did the Spohn family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Spohn family history?The Spohn surname is generally thought to have derived from the Middle English word "spoon," which was a "chip," or "splinter" of wood; and as such, was an occupational name for someone who made wooden roof shingles. It was on after the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, that the word spoon, began to acquire its modern usage as an eating utensil, but it is certainly possible that the surname may also have been taken on occupationally by someone who made spoons.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Spooner, Spouner, Sponer and others.
First found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Other early records include Roger Lesponere, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1179, and a Thomas, Robert le Sponere in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1221.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spohn research. Another 181 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Spohn History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Spohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Spohn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spohn Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Spohn Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Spohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spohn 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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