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Spotswood Early Origins



The surname Spotswood was first found in Berwickshire where "the name is derived from the barony of Spottiswoode. The family were benefactors to the Abbeys of Melrose and Kelso in early times. The immediate ancestor or Spottiswoode, still 'of that Ilk,' was Robert de Spottiswood, who was born in the reign of King Alexander III., and died in that of Robert Bruce. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Spotswood Spelling Variations


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Spotswood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spottiswood, Spottiswode, Sportwode, Sportwood, Spotswood and many more.

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Spotswood Early History


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Spotswood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spotswood research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1710, 1565, 1639, 1676 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Spotswood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spotswood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spotswood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spotswood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spotswood In Ireland


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Spotswood In Ireland



Some of the Spotswood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 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:

Spotswood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Spotswood, who arrived in Virginia in 1740

Spotswood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Spotswood, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1812
  • F. Spotswood who settled in San Francisco in 1851
  • Miss. A. R. Spotswood, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Thomas Spotswood, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1896

Spotswood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Spotswood, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Dandridge Spotswood, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Fandridge Spotswood, aged 25, who emigrated to America, in 1910
  • Virginia Spotswood, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Mary Frances L. Spotswood, aged 46, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spotswood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spotswood (post 1700)



  • Kendra Spotswood, American soul singer, member of The Shirelles
  • Dick Spotswood (b. 1947), American political writer for the Marin Independent Journal
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Denis Spotswood GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC (1916-2001), British Marshall of the Royal Air Force, and Vice Chairman of Rolls Royce
  • Louisa Jane Spotswood, birth name of Lousa Seddon, wife of John Seddon in 1869, the 15th Prime Minister of New Zealand, eponym of Spotswood, New Zealand
  • Wayne Spotswood MD, CCFP, CCFP(EM), FRCPC, retired Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. F Iona Spotswood, Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol
  • Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740), Morocco-born, Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia; he built the first colonial iron works and negotiated the Treaty of Albany

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Patior ut potiar
Motto Translation: I suffer that I may obtain.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Spotswood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spotswood 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 4 May 2016 at 11:25.

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