The Spaetgens 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 Spaetgens family
The surname Spaetgens 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 Spaetgens family
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Spaetgens Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Spaeth, Spaetgens, Spät, Spätgen, Spatz, Späth, Spede, Speeten and many more.
Early Notables of the Spaetgens family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spaetgens family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andreas Spaeth, his wife Anna Catharina and their daughter, who arrived in America in 1736; Barbara Spaeth, who came to Pennsylvania in 1752; Hans Georg Spaeth, who came to Pennsylvania in 1752.