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Speight History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Speight family


The surname Speight was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Speight family


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Speight Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaight, Speight, Speaight, Spait, Spate and others.

Early Notables of the Speight family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Speight family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Speight Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Speight who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Francis Speight, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [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)

Speight Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Speight, who settled in New England in 1760

Speight Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Richardson David Speight, aged 29, who landed in Texas in 1829 [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)

Speight Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Speight, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Speight Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Speight, aged 36, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Shamrock" in 1856

Contemporary Notables of the name Speight (post 1700)


  • Richard Speight Jr. (b. 1970), American actor
  • Randolph L. Speight (1919-1999), American jurist, director of the Pioneer Fund
  • Lester Speight (b. 1971), American former professional football player, professional wrestler and actor
  • Jesse Speight (1795-1847), American state and national politician
  • Bobby Speight (1930-2007), American college basketball player
  • Mick Speight (b. 1951), English footballer
  • Martin Speight (b. 1967), English cricketer
  • Johnny Speight (1920-1998), English television writer
  • Jake Speight (b. 1985), English footballer
  • Ernest Edwin "E. E." Speight (1871-1949), English academic in Japan and India, author, publisher
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Speight Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vi et virtute
Motto Translation: By strength and valour.


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Citations


  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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

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