Speering is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name that is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Spirling,
which was an ancient Old English personal name
. After the Norman Conquest
, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England
were found shortly after the Norman Conquest
and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.
Early Origins of the Speering family
The surname Speering was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Speering family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Speering research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1834 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Speering History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Speering Spelling Variations
Speering has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Speering have been found, including Sparling, Sparlin, Sperling, Spurling, Spearling and others.
Early Notables of the Speering family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Speering Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Speering family to Ireland
Some of the Speering family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Speering family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Speering Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Tracy C. Speering, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861