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Spalding Family History

Spalding Name Meaning
English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old English tribal name Spaldingas ‘people of the district called Spald’. The district name probably means ‘ditches’, referring to drainage channels in the fenland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Spalding Families

  • Number of Spalding families
     108 - 214
     37 - 107
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spalding families
     196 - 389
     66 - 195
     1 - 65
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Spalding families
     107 - 212
     36 - 106
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Spalding Family Origin

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Spalding Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Spalding

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Spalding Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Spalding census records

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Spalding Civil War Service Records

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