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 varying states.

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