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Spotts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Spotts family


The surname Spotts 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 Spotts family


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Spotts Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Spotts family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Spotts family to Ireland


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


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spotts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Spotts, who arrived in America in 1742 [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)

Spotts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E. R. Spotts, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Deutschland" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFYM-LX3 : 6 December 2014), E. R. Spotts, 06 Oct 1903; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Deutschland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Harry F Spotts, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QZ-HT1 : 6 December 2014), Harry F Spotts, 21 Jan 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Josepha K. Spotts, aged 48, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHN-S23 : 6 December 2014), Josepha K. Spotts, 23 May 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Dorothy Spotts, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHN-S2Q : 6 December 2014), Dorothy Spotts, 23 May 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Spotts (post 1700)


  • Cory Spotts, American record producer from Phoenix, Arizona
  • James Russell "Jim" Spotts (1909-1964), American Major League Baseball catcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1930
  • Ralph Lewis Spotts (1875-1924), American gold medalist sport shooter at the 1912 Summer Olympics

The Spotts 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)
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFYM-LX3 : 6 December 2014), E. R. Spotts, 06 Oct 1903; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Deutschland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QZ-HT1 : 6 December 2014), Harry F Spotts, 21 Jan 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Giuseppe Verdi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHN-S23 : 6 December 2014), Josepha K. Spotts, 23 May 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHN-S2Q : 6 December 2014), Dorothy Spotts, 23 May 1924; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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