Spohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Spohn surname is generally thought to have derived from the Middle English word "spoon," which was a "chip," or "splinter" of wood; and as such, was an occupational name for someone who made wooden roof shingles. It was on after the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, that the word spoon, began to acquire its modern usage as an eating utensil, but it is certainly possible that the surname may also have been taken on occupationally by someone who made spoons.
Early Origins of the Spohn family
The surname Spohn was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Other early records include Roger Lesponere, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1179, and a Thomas, Robert le Sponere in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1221.
Early History of the Spohn family
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Spohn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Spooner, Spouner, Sponer and others.
Early Notables of the Spohn family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Spohn is the 11,947th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Spohn family to Ireland
Some of the Spohn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Spohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century