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Spelman Surname Origin
(Origin Danish) From Spillemand, a fiddler. Spille, to game, to play.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Spelman Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Spelman Family History Thought:
'Every man is a quotation of all his ancestors' -- Ralph Waldo Emerson