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The roots of the distinguished German surname Speidel lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is of two possible origins; firstly, it is derived from the Middle High German word "spidel," meaning "peg, dowel." In this instance, the name would have been originally borne by someone who made these items. Alternatively, the name is derived from the word "speidel," meaning "rude, uncouth." In this case, the name would have been originally bestowed as a nickname, either on someone who possessed this trait or in an ironic manner on someone who was particularly polite, and came to be used as a surname.

Early Origins of the Speidel family


The surname Speidel was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it first emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Eberhard Spidelli, who was a citizen of the town of Kirchheim in 1293. The young Speidel family played an important role in the development of medieval German society, and was instrumental in the early history of the region.

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Early History of the Speidel family

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Early History of the Speidel family


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Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1293, 1336, 1350, 1423, 1467, 1821, 1826, 1830, 1892, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Speidel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Speidel Spelling Variations

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Speidel Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Speidel, Spidelli, Spideli, Speiel, Speil, Spidel and many more.

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Early Notables of the Speidel family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Speidel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Speidel family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Speidel family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Speidel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Maumitian Speidel, who landed in America in 1747 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Maximilian Speidel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hans Geo Speidel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hans Jerg Speidel, who arrived in America in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Speidel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Speidel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthias Speidel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • August Speidel, who arrived in America in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Erhard Speidel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Louise Speidel, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Speidel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Barbara Speidel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacob Speidel, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Magdelena Speidel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757

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Contemporary Notables of the name Speidel (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Speidel (post 1700)


  • William "Bill" C Speidel (1912-1988), American columnist for The Seattle Times
  • Jutta Speidel (b. 1954), German actress
  • Emil Speidel (1859-1938), German professor in Tübingen and upper level forestry council member
  • Maximilian Freiherr von Speidel (1856-1943), Bavarian general and State Council
  • Edmund Freiherr von Speidel (1816-1887), Bavarian general and court marshal
  • Albert Freiherr von Speidel (1858-1912), Bavarian general and artistic director of the court theatre in Munich after 1905
  • Hans Speidel (1897-1984), General Erwin Rommel's chief-of-staff during the Allied invasion of Europe in 1944, he was arrested by the Gestapo for having allegedly conspired against Adolf Hitler, and later become a commander of Allied Land Forces in Europe

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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