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


Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurway, Spurvey, Spurrvey, Spurways, Spurrier and others.

First found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Spurway Barton. One of the first records of the name was Ricardo Greda de Spurwaye (c. 1270-1320) who held lands in the area and records show that a transfer of lands in Bears, a hamlet in Broadclyst parish, north-east of Exeter about that time.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurvey research. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Spurvey History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spurvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurvey Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • B. Spurvey, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • C. Spurvey, aged 53, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • M. Spurvey, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1896

Spurvey Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century

  • William Spurvey, aged 22, who emigrated to N. Briton, U.S.A., in 1919


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  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Spurvey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spurvey 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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