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Spaight Early Origins



The surname Spaight was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Spaight Spelling Variations


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Spaight Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaight, Speight, Speaight, Spait, Spate and others.

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Spaight Early History


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Spaight Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spaight research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spaight History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spaight Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spaight Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Spaight Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spaight In Ireland


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Spaight In Ireland



Some of the Spaight family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 116 words (8 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:

Spaight Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Spaight who settled in Canada in 1847

Spaight Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charlotte Spaight, aged 17, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spaight (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spaight (post 1700)



  • Richard Dobbs Spaight (1758-1802), American eighth Governor of the State of North Carolina from 1792 to 1795
  • Richard Dobbs Spaight Jr. (1796-1850), American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State Legislature; U.S. Representative from North Carolina 4th District, 1823-25; Governor of North Carolina, 1835-36
  • Richard Dobbs Spaight (1758-1802), American Democrat politician, Governor of North Carolina, 1792-95; U.S. Representative from North Carolina, 1798-1801; Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1801

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vi et virtute
Motto Translation: By strength and valour.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Spaight Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spaight 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 23 October 2015 at 11:11.

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