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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 came to Pennsylvania in 1753
  • John Speelman, who came to Pennsylvania in 1777

Speelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dingeman Speelman, who came to Indiana in 1846
  • Grietje Speelman, who came to America in 1857
  • Antonie Speelman, came to 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. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    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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