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Multiple Origins for the Surname Spillman



The roots of the German surname Spillman lie in the kingdom of Bavaria, where the name originated. Spillman is an occupational name, deriving from the Middle High German verb "spillen," meaning "to play, jest, sport." Thus, it is likely that the name was originally borne by an actor or a jester.

Spillman Early Origins



The surname Spillman was first found in the city of Offenburg, in modern Baden-Wuerttemburg, where the name Spielman could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name Spielmann became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in a constantly changing territorial profile.

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Spillman Spelling Variations


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Spillman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spielmann, Spielman, Spellman, Spelmann, Spellmann, Speilman, Speillmann, Spillman, Spillmann, Spilman 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 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1786, 1790, 1626, 1588, 1722 and 1783 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)



Prominent among members of the name Spillman in this period include Sir John Spilman (also spelt Spielman) (died 1626) German-born entrepreneur who founded the first commercially successful paper-mill in...

Another 28 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    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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