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The ancestors of the Spielman family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Norfolk.

Spielman Early Origins



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

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Spielman Spelling Variations


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Spielman Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Spielman were recorded, including Speelman, Spellman, Spelman, Spilman, Spillman, Spillane, O'Spillane, Spilane, Spallon and many more.

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Spielman Early History


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Spielman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spielman research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1626, 1588, 1606, 1663, 1645, 1648 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Spielman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spielman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spielman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Henry Spelman; Sir John Spilman (also spelt Spielman) (died 1626) German-born entrepreneur who founded the first commercially successful paper-mill in Kent, England in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spielman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spielman In Ireland


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Spielman In Ireland



Some of the Spielman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Spielman arrived in North America very early:

Spielman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andreas Spielman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jacob Spielman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Michael Spielman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Michael Spielman, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johannes Spielman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spielman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spielman (post 1700)



  • Chris Spielman (b. 1965), American football player
  • Roswell Spielman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1936
  • Gordon Spielman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964
  • Alice Spielman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1944 (alternate), 1952
  • Andrew Spielman (1930-2006), Harvard public health entomologist
  • Richard Spielman, Butterworth Professor of Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Daniel M Spielman, Associate Professor of Radiology and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University
  • Daniel A Spielman, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Yale University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spielman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spielman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:54.

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