Spitale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Spitale is an occupational 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."

Early Origins of the Spitale family

The surname Spitale was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat 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. [1]

The variant Spittlehouse was by it's very nature an extension of the root name, but was much more common further south in England. [2]

Early History of the Spitale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spitale research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1394, 1365, 1395, 1423, 1689, 1653, 1644, 1651, 1653 and 1654 are included under the topic Early Spitale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spitale Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spittal, Spittel, Spittle and others.

Early Notables of the Spitale family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was John Spittlehouse ( fl. 1653), English pamphleteer who fought for the parliament against the king at Gainsborough and at the siege of Newark (1644) and remained in the army till after the battle of Worcester (1651.) "When Cromwell dissolved the Long parliament (20 April 1653)...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spitale Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Spitale family

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.


Contemporary Notables of the name Spitale (post 1700) +

  • Cataldo Spitale (b. 1908), Argentine professional footballer who played from 1928 to 1941
  • Faviola Spitale (b. 1975), Venezuelan pageant titleholder, Miss Venezuela International (1993)
  • Spitale Cataldo (b. 1908), Argentine professional football player


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print


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