Sunday, September 7, 2014
Surname Saturday (on Sunday)- Spielman
Today's Surname: Spielman
My 4th great grandmother was Christena M. Spielman (1835-1920). She married Aaron Mendenhall (1828-1894) in 1851.
Her parents: David Spielman Jr. (1810-1898) & Mary "Polly" Stoner (1809-1878).
Christena's great grandfather- John Peter Spielman (1745-1811) emigrated from Germany.
Spielmann or Spielman is a German surname meaning "gleeman", a travelling performer in the Middle Ages.
House of Names:
Origins- English and German. Ancestors brought the Spielman name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Spelling Variations: Speelman, Spellman, Spelman, Spilman, Spillman, Spillane, O'Spillane, Spillane, Spilane, Spallon and more!
~U.S. & Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s:
593 individual's with the name Spielman
~U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992:
581 individuals with the name Spielman (and other spelling variations of the same name)
There are 1,710 results for the surname Spielman on Findagrave.com- varying states.