Spillane Family History
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Spillane Name Meaning
Irish: reduced form O’Spillane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Spealáin or ‘descendant of Spealán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of speal ‘scythe’. Compare Smullen. In some cases the name may be a reduced Anglicized form of Mac Spealáin ‘son of Spealán’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press