The surname Spotten originated in the place called Spalding, in Lincolnshire
. Spotten 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 Spotten family on record, were found in Lincolnshire
, where they settled on lands granted by William the Conqueror, following the Norman invasion
, in 1066. The Spotten family rose to prominence in Scotland
Early Origins of the Spotten family
The surname Spotten was 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.
Early History of the Spotten family
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Early Notables of the Spotten family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spotten family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spotten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elizabeth Spotten, aged 21, who landed in America from Ballyconnell, Ireland, in 1912
- Isabel Spotten, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ballyconnell, Ireland, in 1914
- John Spotten, aged 24, who settled in America from Killy Shandra, Ireland, in 1914
The Spotten Motto
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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