When Thomas Speakman was born about 1734, in Pilling, Lancashire, England, his father, John Speakman, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Anyon, was 32. He married Margery Hodgson on 21 February 1762, in Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, England. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.
occupational name from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate, spokesman’ (Old English specan ‘to speak’ + mann ‘man’).
nickname from Middle English spak(e) ‘gentle, wise, clever’, also ‘quick, eager’ (Old Norse spakr) + -man; compare Spake .