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Speerlink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the name Speerlink begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It 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 Speerlink family


The surname Speerlink 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 Speerlink family


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Speerlink Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Speerlink has been recorded under many different variations, including Sparling, Sparlin, Sperling, Spurling, Spearling and others.

Early Notables of the Speerlink family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Speerlink family to Ireland


Some of the Speerlink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Speerlink family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Speerlink or a variant listed above: Thomas Sparlin settled in Barbados in 1635; Andreas Sperling settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1767; Peter Sperling, with his wife, three sons, and three daughters, landed in America in 1709.

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