Spitler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Spitler 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 Spitler family

The surname Spitler 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 Spitler family

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

Spitler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Spitler 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 Spitler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Spitler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spitler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Spitler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Martin Spitler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Matthias, Spitler Sr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • John Spitler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [3]
  • Christoph Spitler, who landed in America in 1783 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Spitler (post 1700) +

  • Clyde P. Spitler, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • S. W. Spitler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1924 [4]
  • Raymond Spitler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964 [4]
  • Merrill Spitler, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1942; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1944; Chair of New Madrid County Republican Party, 1949 [4]
  • H. Carl Spitler (b. 1892), American Republican politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Emmet District, 1961-62 [4]
  • Emmett V. Spitler, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940 [4]
  • Downs C. Spitler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1952 [4]


  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
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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