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The Spahn 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.

Spahn Early Origins



The surname Spahn was 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.

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Spahn Spelling Variations


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Spahn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spooner, Spouner, Sponer and others.

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Spahn Early History


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Spahn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spahn research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Spahn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spahn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spahn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Spahn In Ireland


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Spahn In Ireland



Some of the Spahn 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spahn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Catharina Spahn, who landed in America in 1701

Spahn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Heinr Spahn, who arrived in America in 1835
  • Fr Spahn, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1846
  • Catharina Spahn, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Georg Peter Spahn, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • George Spahn, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spahn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spahn (post 1700)



  • Warren Edward Spahn (1921-2003), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher, the 1957 Cy Young Award winner, eponym of the Warren Spahn Award
  • Morris "Moe" C. Spahn (1912-1991), American basketball player
  • Paul Bernd Spahn (b. 1939), German emeritus professor of public finance at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Claus Spahn (b. 1940), German director of cultural television programs at the German company WDR

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spahn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spahn 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 19 December 2013 at 18:49.

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