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Spottiswoode History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Spottiswoode family


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.

Early History of the Spottiswoode family


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Spottiswoode Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Spottiswoode family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Spottiswoode family to Ireland


Some of the Spottiswoode family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Spottiswoode family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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

The Spottiswoode 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


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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