Spall is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Spall family lived in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Spall family
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.
Early History of the Spall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spall research.Another 100 words (7 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.
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, Spollin, Splaine and many more.
Early Notables of the Spall family (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
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Migration of the Spall family to Ireland
Some of the Spall family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Spall family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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
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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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM). (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Robert Spall. Retrieved from http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=1576015