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Spillman is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Spillman family lived in Norfolk.

Spillman Early Origins



The surname Spillman 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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Spillman Spelling Variations


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Spillman Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Speelman, Spellman, Spelman, Spilman, Spillman, Spillane, O'Spillane, Spilane, Spallon and many more.

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Spillman Early History


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Spillman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spillman 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 Spillman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spillman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spillman 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 Spillman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spillman In Ireland


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Spillman In Ireland



Some of the Spillman 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Spillman or a variant listed above:

Spillman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Spillman, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • John Spillman, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Francis Spillman, who landed in Maryland in 1674
  • Francis Spillman, who came to Maryland in 1674

Spillman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Spillman, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Casper Spillman, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Heinrich Spillman, who came to Carolina in 1734
  • Hanseli Spillman, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Casper Spillman, who settled in Carolina in 1734
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spillman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F. H. Spillman, who arrived in Galveston, TX in 1850
  • Magdalena Spillman, aged 59, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • H. Spillman, who came to Texas in 1860
  • Gustavus L. Spillman, who arrived in Indiana in 1891

Spillman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edmond Spillman, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spillman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spillman (post 1700)



  • Ora Seldon Spillman, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20; Nebraska State Attorney General, 1923-29
  • J. Boyd Spillman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 46th District, 1958

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Spillman Historic Events


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Spillman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Eliza Spillman, American 2nd Class passenger from Wyandotte, Michigan, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. John Bowen Spillman, American 2nd Class passenger from Wyandotte, Michigan, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Spillman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    11. ...

    The Spillman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spillman 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.

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