Spady History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Spady surname is derived from the Middle High German word "späth," meaning "late;" thus it is supposed that it may have evolved from a nickname for a tardy person.

Early Origins of the Spady family

The surname Spady was first found in Bavaria, where the name Spaeth was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Spady family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spady research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1715 and 1777 are included under the topic Early Spady History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spady Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaeth, Spaetgens, Spät, Spätgen, Spatz, Späth, Spede, Speeten and many more.

Early Notables of the Spady family (pre 1700)

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Spady Ranking

In the United States, the name Spady is the 12,514th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Spady migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spady Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christin Spady, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 [2]
  • Conrad Spady, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 [2]
  • Dorothea Spady, aged 14, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 [2]
  • Adam Spady, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 [2]
  • Johannes Spady, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Spady (post 1700) +

  • Richard Jack "Dick" Spady (1923-2016), American businessman, co-founder of Dick's Drive-In, a fast-food restaurant chain in the Seattle, Washington area in 1954
  • Judith Spady, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2012 [3]
  • David Spady, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008 [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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