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Spain Early Origins



The surname Spain was first found in Somerset where Alfred d'Espagne was a great Norman Baron, brother of Roger Toeni, from Eespagne, Pont Audemer who was granted twenty lordships in Somerset. The parish of Willingale- Spain "derives the adjunct to its name from the family of Hervey de Spain, to whom it belonged at the time of the Norman survey." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Spain Spelling Variations


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Spain Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Espaigne, Espayne, Espain, Espaine, Espinay, Espineto, Espiney, Epinay, Spineto, Espagne, Lespagnol, Lespagnou, Lespagneau, Lespagnol, Lepagneux and many more.

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Spain Early History


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Spain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spain research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spain Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Spain Notables 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Spain or a variant listed above:

Spain Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Augustus Spain, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Francis Spain, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Spain Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Biddy Spain, aged 30, landed in New York, NY in 1824
  • Randolph D Spain, who arrived in Texas in 1835

Spain Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Spain arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Catherine Spain arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Ann Spain arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Edward Spain arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • Martin Spain arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Trafalgar" in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spain Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Spain landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship George Fife
  • William Spain landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Antilla
  • James Spain arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Mary Spain, aged 42, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Spain, aged 10, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spain (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spain (post 1700)



  • William J. Spain, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Waterbury, 1904
  • Whitfield W. Spain, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1934-35
  • Thomas B. Spain, American politician, Justice of Kentucky State Supreme Court 1st District; Elected 1990
  • P. A. Spain, American politician, Representative from Texas at-large, 1932
  • James William Spain (1926-2008), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, 1975-79; Turkey, 1980-81; Sri Lanka, 1985-89; Maldive Islands, 1985-89

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Spain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spain 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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