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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.

Spohn Early Origins



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.

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Spohn Spelling Variations


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Spohn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spooner, Spouner, Sponer and others.

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Spohn Early History


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Spohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spohn research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Spohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Spohn In Ireland


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Spohn In Ireland



Some of the Spohn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Spohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henrich Spohn, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Peter Spohn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Petter Spohn, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Matthias Spohn, who landed in America in 1750
  • Elisabetha Spohn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T Spohn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mr. Spohn, who arrived in North America in 1872
  • Adam Spohn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Rudolf Spohn, who landed in America in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spohn (post 1700)



  • Samuel S. Spohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • S. F. Spohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1912
  • Joan Spohn, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Lapeer County, 1961; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1962

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Spohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spohn 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 December 2015 at 11:06.

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