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Where did the English Spurgeon family come from? What is the English Spurgeon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Spurgeon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Spurgeon family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurgeon, Spurgin, Spurgon, Spugin, Spraging and many more.

First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat. The name is anciently found in that county as Spirigin, of unknown origin, but if not Saxon, then it may be Viking, or may possibly be associated with the Danegeld.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurgeon research. Another 296 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1566, and 1712 are included under the topic Early Spurgeon History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Spurgeon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurgeon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • G. Spurgeon, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1893

Spurgeon Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Arthur Spurgeon, aged 47, who landed in America from Purley, England, in 1908
  • John Spurgeon, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1911
  • Lewis Spurgeon, aged 25, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
  • Marie Spurgeon, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1915
  • Hilda Charlotte Spurgeon, aged 16, who landed in America from Brentford, England, in 1915


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  • Dennis Spurgeon (b. 1943), American nuclear engineer, incumbent Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
  • Fred "Freddy" Spurgeon (1900-1970), American Major League Baseball player
  • Jay Spurgeon (b. 1976), American baseball player
  • Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon (1869-1942), English literary critic, best known for her work Skakespeare's Imagery
  • Keith Spurgeon (1933-1990), English football player and manager
  • Peter Spurgeon, British Photographer
  • Tad Spurgeon, New England oil painter
  • Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), British Baptist preacher
  • Jared Spurgeon (b. 1989), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Tyler Spurgeon (b. 1986), Canadian NHL ice hockey player

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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non civium ardor
Motto Translation: Not the ardour of the citizens.

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The Spurgeon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spurgeon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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