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Spann Early Origins



The surname Spann 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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Spann Spelling Variations


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Spann Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Spann has been recorded under many different variations, including Espaigne, Espayne, Espain, Espaine, Espinay, Espineto, Espiney, Epinay, Spineto, Espagne, Lespagnol, Lespagnou, Lespagneau, Lespagnol, Lepagneux and many more.

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Spann Early History


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Spann Early History



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

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Spann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Spann 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Spanns were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Spann Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Spann, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Tho Spann, who landed in Virginia in 1662

Spann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Caspar Spann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Michael Spann, aged 34, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Adam Spann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1758

Spann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelmine Wegner Spann, aged 33, landed in America in 1843
  • Joh Herm Jacob Spann, who landed in America in 1844
  • Jacob Spann, aged 25, landed in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spann (post 1700)



  • Calvin J. Spann (1924-2015), American original Tuskegee Airman and fighter pilot with the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group, awarded the Congressional Gold Medal
  • Gloria Carter Spann (1926-1990), sister of former United States President Jimmy Carter
  • Chad Spann (b. 1988), American football running back
  • Alexandra Spann (b. 1986), American female breaststroke swimmer
  • Antwain Joquan Spann (b. 1983), American football safety
  • Gary Spann, former American linebacker in the National Football League
  • James Spann (b. 1956), American television meteorologist
  • Leslie Spann Jr. (1932-1989), American jazz guitarist and flautist
  • Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann (1969-2001), American paramilitary operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Scott Spann Jr. (b. 1988), American Olympic swimmer
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Spann


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Suggested Readings for the name Spann



  • A History of the Spann Family by Joseph Earle Steadman.
  • A Spann Line, 1724-1982: North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas by Ruby Emma Herman.

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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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Spann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spann 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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