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Spall is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Spall family lived in Norfolk.

Spall Early Origins



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

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Spall Spelling Variations


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Spall Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Speelman, Spellman, Spelman, Spilman, Spillman, Spillane, O'Spillane, Spilane, Spallon and many more.

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Spall Early History


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Spall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spall research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1626, 1588, 1606, 1663, 1645, 1648 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Spall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Henry Spelman; Sir John Spilman (also spelt Spielman) (died 1626) German-born entrepreneur who founded the first commercially successful paper-mill in Kent, England in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spall In Ireland


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Spall In Ireland



Some of the Spall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Spall or a variant listed above:

Spall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Spall, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Spall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Spall, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Spall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Wm. Spall, aged 27, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • Leonard Charles Spall, aged 10, who landed in America from Bloomsburg, England, in 1909
  • William Spall, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Emily Ann Spall, aged 50, who landed in America from Bloomsburg, England, in 1909
  • Ethel May Spall, aged 29, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1923
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spall (post 1700)



  • Rafe Joseph Spall (b. 1983), English actor on stage and screen
  • Timothy Leonard Spall OBE (b. 1957), English character actor, presented the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the King's Speech (2010)
  • Sergeant Robert Spall (1890-1918), Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Spall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spall 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 20 January 2016 at 23:34.

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