The surname Spanton originated in the place called Spalding, in Lincolnshire
. Spanton is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The earliest members of the Spanton family on record, were found in Lincolnshire
, where they settled on lands granted by William the Conqueror, following the Norman invasion
, in 1066. The Spanton family rose to prominence in Scotland
Early Origins of the Spanton family
The surname Spanton was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
, and granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were tenants of the Norman Baron
Randolph Mechin, Earl of Chester. They held Spaulding Abbey.
Early History of the Spanton family
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Spanton Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Spanton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spanton family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spanton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Mary Spanton, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Yorkshire in 1893
- Robert Spanton, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Thomas Spanton, aged 28, who landed in America from Yorkshire, in 1899
- Robert Spanton, aged 17, who landed in America from Yorkshire in 1899
- Martha Spanton, aged 55, who landed in America from Yorks, in 1899
Spanton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Thomas Spanton, aged 24, who settled in America from London, England, in 1913
- John P. Spanton, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States from Dover, England, in 1914
- Frank Spanton, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1918
- Geoffrey W. H. Spanton, aged 40, who settled in America from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1919
- Alfred Spanton, aged 9, who landed in America from Chadwell Heath, England, in 1920
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Spanton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Spanton, aged 37, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
- Susan Spanton, aged 38, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
Contemporary Notables of the name Spanton (post 1700)
- George R. Spanton, American politician, Representative from Florida 12th District, 1986 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Spanton 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: Hinc mihi salus
Motto Translation: Hence comes salvation to me.