Spate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Spate family
The surname Spate was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Spate family
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Spate Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaight, Speight, Speaight, Spait, Spate and others.
Early Notables of the Spate family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spate family to Ireland
Some of the Spate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Spate migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spate Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry Spate, aged 21, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 
- Johannes Spate, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 
- Adam Spate, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 
- Christin Spate, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1875 
- Conrad Spate, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1875 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Spate (post 1700) +
- Wolfgang Späte, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 99 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
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The Spate 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: Vi et virtute
Motto Translation: By strength and valour.
- ^ 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)