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Spotts Early Origins



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.

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Spotts Spelling Variations


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Spotts Spelling Variations



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

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Spotts Early History


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Spotts Early History



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

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Spotts Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spotts Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Spotts In Ireland


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Spotts In Ireland



Some of the Spotts 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:

Spotts Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Spotts, who arrived in America in 1742

Spotts Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • E. R. Spotts, arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Deutschland" from Southampton, England [2]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, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Giuseppe Verdi" from Genoa, Italy [3]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, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [4]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 [5]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.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spotts (post 1700)


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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

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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.
  2. ^ "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.).
  3. ^ "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.).
  4. ^ "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.).
  5. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. 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).
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Spotts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spotts 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.

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