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SPELMAN Family HistoryIt is very doubtful if any surname origins raises more controversy than Spel(l)man. In brief it can be English, German or Irish. The English name is Anglo-Saxon and therefore a development of the original German "spellar" which described a cleric or writer - one who could spell. In this case the name is recorded at least as far back as the 11th century when Goduine filius Spilemanni (Godwine the son of Spilman), was registered in the rolls of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 1095. However this is not a surname, that came rather later, see below.
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Mine came from Loughrea. Same area!
John Patrick Spelman
My 5th Great Grand Father Patricium Spelman born about 1755 in Gort Ireland, was knowm as Patty O'Spealain, From what I can understand O'Spealain, was Englished to Spelman. Sadly even visiting Ireland and checking all records as fae back as I can go. Some Spelman's stayed in the area My direct ancestors moved to Mayo (Hollymount)
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