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Speelman is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Speelman family lived in Norfolk.

Speelman Early Origins



The surname Speelman was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say after the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Speelman Spelling Variations


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Speelman Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Speelman, Spellman, Spelman, Spilman, Spillman, Spillane, O'Spillane, Spilane, Spallon and many more.

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Speelman Early History


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Speelman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Speelman research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1626, 1588, 1606, 1663, 1645, 1648 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Speelman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Speelman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Speelman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Henry Spelman; Sir John Spilman (also spelt Spielman) (died 1626) German-born entrepreneur who founded the first commercially successful paper-mill in Kent, England in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Speelman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Speelman In Ireland


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Speelman In Ireland



Some of the Speelman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Speelman or a variant listed above were:

Speelman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Speelman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • John Peter Speelman, who setted in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • John Speelman, who setted in Pennsylvania in 1777

Speelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dingeman Speelman, who setted in Indiana in 1846
  • Grietje Speelman, who setted in America in 1857
  • Antonie Speelman, who setted in America in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Speelman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Speelman (post 1700)



  • Jennifer Speelman Ph.D., who specialist in U.S. military and maritime history
  • Jonathan Simon Speelman (b. 1956), winner of the British Chess Championship in 1978, 1985 and 1986

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Speelman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Speelman 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 December 2013 at 07:21.

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