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Spelling variations of this family name include: Speed, Spede, Speyde, Speede, Speid and others.
First found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1185 when Godfrey Speed appeared on the Pipe Rolls for that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spaid research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Spaid History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Speed settled in Barbados in 1635; John Speed settled in Maryland in 1637; John Speed settled in Virginia in 1703; Alexander Speed settled in Virginia in 1714.
The Spaid Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spaid 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.
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