Spaulding History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Spaulding originated in the place called Spalding, in Lincolnshire. Spaulding 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 Spaulding family on record, were found in Lincolnshire, where they settled on lands granted by William the Conqueror, following the Norman invasion, in 1066. The Spaulding family rose to prominence in Scotland, however.

Early Origins of the Spaulding family

The surname Spaulding was first found in Lincolnshire, at Spalding, a market-town and parish, and the head of a union, in the wapentake of Elloe. "This place, which is said to have derived its name from a spa or chalybeate spring in the market-place, is of great antiquity, as appears from the remains of Roman embankments in the neighbourhood. In the Saxon annals, it is mentioned as one of the points on the boundary line of the estate belonging to Crowland Abbey, and as the residence of Thorold de Buckenhale, the last Saxon governor of the province of Mercia, who, in 1051, founded here a cell for a prior and five monks subordinate to that monastery. At the Norman Conquest, the manor was presented to Ivo Talbois, Earl of Angiers, and nephew of the Conqueror, who built a castle here, by which the religious society were so harassed that they abandoned their convent." [1]

Originally, they were tenants of the Norman Baron Randolph Mechin, Earl of Chester and later held Spaulding Abbey.

The first on record was Gilbert de Spaldingis (Latin form) who held lands here in 1175. [2]

Later the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: Ralph de Spaldinge, Huntingdonshire; and Ida de Spaldingge, Cambridgeshire. Over one hundred years later, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed Robertus de Spaldyng; and Margareta de Spaldyng. [3]

Further to the north in Scotland the name is "from the town of Spalding in Lincolnshire. Radulphus de Spalding who witnessed a charter of the mill of Caterline in Kincardineshire in 1225 and is probably the first of the name recorded in Scotland. Magister John de Spaldyn witnessed a grant of lands in Aberdeen, c. 1294. " [4]

Early History of the Spaulding family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spaulding research. Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1453, 1453, 1479, 1587, 1594, 1672, 1456, 1458, 1543, 1583, 1388, 1456 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Spaulding History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spaulding Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaulding, Spalding, Spaldene and others.

Early Notables of the Spaulding family (pre 1700)

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spaulding Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Spaulding migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spaulding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Spaulding, who landed in Braintree, Massachusetts in 1640 [5]
  • Thomas Spaulding, who landed in Maryland in 1657 [5]
Spaulding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H S Spaulding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [5]
  • L P Spaulding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]
  • O Spaulding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]
  • H Spaulding, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]
  • D Spaulding, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Spaulding Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • A. G. Spaulding, aged 48, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Adele Spaulding, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1906
  • C. Spaulding, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Bessie Spaulding, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • Alice Spaulding, who settled in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Spaulding migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spaulding Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Spaulding, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. John Spaulding U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [6]
  • Mr. Reuben Spaulding U.E. who settled in St. David, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [6]
  • Mr. Reuben Spaulding Jr., U.E. who settled in St. David, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [6]

New Zealand Spaulding migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Spaulding Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Nelson Spaulding, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William" in 1853

Contemporary Notables of the name Spaulding (post 1700) +

  • Thomas J. Spaulding Jr. (b. 1969), American author and president of Spaulding Companies LLC
  • Huntley Nowel Spaulding (1869-1955), American manufacturer and Republican politician, Governor of New Hampshire (1927-1929)
  • John Spaulding, American poet from Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Josiah Augustus "Si" Spaulding (1922-1983), American businessman, attorney, and politician
  • Elbridge Gerry Spaulding (1809-1897), American lawyer, banker, and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 32nd district (1849 to 1851)
  • George B. "Jeb" Spaulding (b. 1952), American politician, former State Treasurer of Vermont
  • Henry W. Spaulding, American founder of The Spaulding Manufacturing Company, an automobile manufacturing company in Grinnell, Iowa which produced automobiles named Spaulding from 1901 to 1916
  • William H. Spaulding (1880-1966), American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball
  • Rolland Harty Spaulding (1873-1942), American manufacturer who created Spauldite, a type of resin laminate and Republican politician elected Governor of Hew Hampshire in 1914
  • Oliver L. Spaulding (1833-1922), U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Spaulding 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.


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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