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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Spavithay surname lived in the parish of Spofforth in Knaresborough in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Spavithay family


The surname Spavithay was first found in Lancashire where they were Lords of the manor of Spafford from very ancient times, some say, before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Spavithay family

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Early History of the Spavithay family


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Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1421 and 1448 are included under the topic Early Spavithay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spavithay Spelling Variations

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Spavithay Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Spavithay are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Spavithay include: Spaford, Spafford, Spafforde, Spafforth and others.

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Early Notables of the Spavithay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Spavithay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Spavithay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Spavithay family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Spavithay or a variant listed above: John, Sr. Spafford, who settled in New England in 1643; John Spofford, who settled in Massachusetts in 1638; George Spafford, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1779.

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The Spavithay Motto

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The Spavithay 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: Fidelis ad extremum
Motto Translation: Faithful to the extreme.


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