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Spottiswoode Early Origins



The surname Spottiswoode 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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Spottiswoode Spelling Variations


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Spottiswoode Spelling Variations



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

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Spottiswoode Early History


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Spottiswoode Early History



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

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Spottiswoode Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spottiswoode Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Spottiswoode In Ireland


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Spottiswoode In Ireland



Some of the Spottiswoode 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:

Spottiswoode Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Spottiswoode, who landed in Virginia in 1710

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spottiswoode (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spottiswoode (post 1700)



  • Lily Spottiswoode, American producer, known for her work on 16 and Pregnant (2009), Morning Movement (2011) and The Search for General Tso (2014)
  • Jonathan Spottiswoode (b. 1964), American musician, writer, and filmmaker based in New York
  • Andrew Spottiswoode, English co-founder of the King's Printer Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd
  • Frank Spottiswoode, English professional rugby league footballer who played for the England National Team in 1904
  • William H. Spottiswoode FRS (1825-1883), English mathematician and physicist, President of the Royal Society from 1878 to 1883
  • Roger Spottiswoode (b. 1945), Canadian Primetime Emmy Award nominated film director, editor and writer, known for his work on Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The 6th Day (2000) and Turner & Hooch (1989)
  • Alicia Ann Spottiswoode (1810-1900), Scottish songwriter and composer

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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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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. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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The Spottiswoode Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spottiswoode 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 21 September 2015 at 16:38.

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