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The surname Spotten originated in the place called Spalding, in Lincolnshire. Spotten is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The earliest members of the Spotten family on record, were found in Lincolnshire, where they settled on lands granted by William the Conqueror, following the Norman invasion, in 1066. The Spotten family rose to prominence in Scotland, however.

Spotten Early Origins



The surname Spotten was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat, and granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were tenants of the Norman Baron Randolph Mechin, Earl of Chester. They held Spaulding Abbey.

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Spotten Spelling Variations


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Spotten Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spaulding, Spalding, Spaldene and others.

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Spotten Early History


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Spotten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spotten research. Another 827 words (59 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1453, 1453, 1479, 1587, 1594, 1672, 1456, 1458, 1543, 1583, 1388, 1456 and 1650 are included under the topic Early Spotten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spotten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spotten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spotten Notables 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:

Spotten Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth Spotten, aged 21, who landed in America from Ballyconnell, Ireland, in 1912
  • Isabel Spotten, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Ballyconnell, Ireland, in 1914
  • John Spotten, aged 24, who settled in America from Killy Shandra, Ireland, in 1914

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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: Hinc mihi salus
Motto Translation: Hence comes salvation to me.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    4. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Spotten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spotten 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 16 August 2013 at 11:04.

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