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The surname Speller was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Speller, Spiller, Spiler, Speler and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Speller research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1649, 1591 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Speller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Speller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Speller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • C. Speller landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754

Speller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Christoph Speller, who arrived in America in 1834
  • L Speller, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1894

Speller Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louisa Speller, aged 57, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Frank N. Speller, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Sarah Speller, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1911
  • Walter H. Speller, aged 45, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1911
  • Florence I. Speller, aged 31, who emigrated to America from Bristol, England, in 1915
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  • Frank Newman Speller Sr. (1875-1968), Canadian-born, American metallurgical engineer, eponym of the Frank Newman Speller Award
  • Frank Newman Speller III, Associate Professor Emeritus of Organ at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Frederick Speller (1864-1940), English professional footballer
  • Antony "Tony" Speller (b. 1929), British Conservative politician
  • Robert "Bob" Speller PC (b. 1956), Canadian politician
  • Robert Speller, Book Publisher, New York City
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    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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