Spiller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Spiller family

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

Early History of the Spiller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spiller research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1637, 1649, 1692, 1730 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Spiller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spiller Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Spiller family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Robert Spiller (c 1591-1637), an English landowner and politician; and Sir Henry Spiller (died 1649), an English office-holder and landowner. James Spiller (1692-1730), was an English comedian, the son of 'the' Gloucester carrier. "He was apprenticed to a landscape-painter but while he obtained some proficiency, but, soon wearying of...
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United States Spiller migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spiller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Oliver Spiller, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John Spiller, who settled in Maryland in 1663
  • John Spiller, who arrived in Maryland in 1666 [1]
Spiller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Spiller, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]
Spiller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Spiller, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
  • Ann Spiller, aged 22, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813 [1]
  • Samuel Spiller, who settled in Belfast, Maine in 1822
  • Joseph Spiller, who arrived in New York city in 1823
  • Heinrich Spiller, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Spiller migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spiller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Miss Fanny Spiller, (b. 1838), aged 17, Cornish servant departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, she died in the sinking [2]

Australia Spiller migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Spiller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Robert Spiller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]
  • Mary Spiller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]
  • Sarah Spiller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]
  • Emanuel Spiller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]
  • Charlotte Spiller, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Spiller (post 1700) +

  • Charlie Spiller (b. 1983), American football wide receiver
  • Carlton T. Spiller, American poet, and lawyer, winner of the 2006 American Book Award
  • Bill Spiller (1913-1988), American PGA golfer
  • Clifford "C. J." Spiller Jr (b. 1987), American NFL football running back for the Buffalo Bills
  • Pablo Spiller Ph.D., American Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor in Business and Technology Chair at the University of California (Berkeley)
  • Michael Spiller (b. 1961), American Primetime Emmy Award winning television director and cinematographer
  • Justin Spiller, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Florida, 2012 [4]
  • Carolyn Brown Spiller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2008 [4]
  • A. L. Spiller, American politician, Circuit Judge in Illinois 1st Circuit, 1925 [4]
  • Daniel "Danny" Spiller (b. 1981), English professional footballer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Harold James Spiller (1918-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Balwyn, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [5]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Bedford Spiller, British Boatswain, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]
  • Mr. Spiller, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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