Early Origins of the Speelmans family
The surname Speelmans was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Friesland, a province historically almost independent, but joined the Union of Utrecht to escape the tyranny of Spain
. In the 17th and 18th centuries the house of Nassau-Siegen were stadtholders, but in 1748 William of Nasau-Siegen became Prince William IV of Orange and all the provinces. His grandson became William I, King of the Netherlands
1815. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Speelmans family
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Speelmans Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Speelman, Speelmans, Spillmann, Spillman and many more.
Early Notables of the Speelmans family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Speelmans family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francis Spillman, who came to Maryland in 1674; Heinrich Spillman, who came to Carolina in 1734; Hanseli Spillman, who arrived in Carolina in 1734; Casper Spillman, who settled in Carolina in 1734.