name for someone who was employed in a lodging house, derived from the Middle English word "spital" which is the same root of the more modern word "hospital."
from very ancient times, at Spittal in the parish of Kilmaron. Spittal is also said to be a kind of shelter built along roads in 16th and 17th century Scotland.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Spittall, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1852; John Spittle arrived in New England
in 1679; Roger Spittle settled in Barbados in 1654.