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Spackman is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Spackman came from the Norman given name Espec.

Spackman Early Origins



The surname Spackman was first found in Lancashire where a Norman noble Le Espec was an under tenant of Roger de Poitou, and was granted the lands of Speke outside Liverpool in Lancashire. Soon after the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a descendant, Richard Le Espec acquired the manors of Wenworthy and Brampton Speke in the county of Devon, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
which he held from Robert Fitzroy of Oakhampton. His descendent, William Le Espec married and acquired the estates of Gervois.

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Spackman Spelling Variations


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Spackman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Spackman are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Spackman include Speak, Speck, Speake, Speke and others.

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Spackman Early History


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Spackman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spackman research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1661, 1661, 1653, 1683, 1675, 1681, 1681 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Spackman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spackman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spackman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir John Speke of Whitelackington; and Sir Hugh Speke, 1st Baronet of Hasilbury, Wiltshire (died 1661), an English politician who sat...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spackman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Spackman, or a variant listed above:

Spackman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Spackman, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Richard Spackman, who landed in Virginia in 1637

Spackman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Spackman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846

Spackman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Spackman landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bolton
  • George Spackman, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Sarah Spackman, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bolton" in 1840
  • Sarah Spackman, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
  • Charles Spackman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spackman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spackman (post 1700)



  • William Mode Spackman (1905-1990), American writer
  • Samuel Spackman, American politician, U.S. Consul in Cologne, 1884
  • Henry S. Spackman, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 1st District, 1839-44
  • Grant Lawrence Spackman (b. 1921), English recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Charles Edward Spackman VC , MM (1891-1969), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Nigel James Spackman (b. 1960), English football manager and former player
  • F. G. Spackman, British Olympic football gold medalist
  • Kerry Spackman (b. 1956), New Zealand neuroscientist
  • Samantha Spackman (b. 1991), Australian footballer

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Spackman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Spackman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spackman 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.

This page was last modified on 29 August 2016 at 18:21.

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