Spooner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Spooner surname is generally thought to have derived from the Middle English word "spoon," which was a "chip," or "splinter" of wood; and as such, was an occupational name for someone who made wooden roof shingles. It was on after the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, that the word spoon, began to acquire its modern usage as an eating utensil, but it is certainly possible that the surname may also have been taken on occupationally by someone who made spoons.

Early Origins of the Spooner family

The surname Spooner was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Other early records include Roger Lesponere, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1179, and a Thomas, Robert le Sponere in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1221.

Important Dates for the Spooner family

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Spooner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spooner, Spouner, Sponer and others.

Early Notables of the Spooner family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Spooner family to Ireland

Some of the Spooner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spooner migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spooner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas and William Spooner who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623
  • Thomas Spooner, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638 [1]
  • Ales Spooner, who landed in Maryland in 1649 [1]
  • William Spooner, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Alice Spooner, who landed in Maryland in 1659 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Spooner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Spooner, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [1]
  • John Spooner, who arrived in Jamaica in 1722
  • Michael Spooner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • William Spooner, who settled in Boston in 1766
  • John Spooner, who landed in America in 1782 [1]
Spooner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Spooner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1827 [1]
  • E A Spooner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Peter Spooner, who landed in America in 1878 [1]
Spooner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Frank Spooner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]
  • Alex Spooner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]
  • Mike, Spooner Jr., who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Spooner migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spooner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Charles Spooner was foreman of a Grand Jury in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland in 1811 [2]
  • George Spooner, who settled in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1816 [2]

Spooner migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Spooner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Louisa Spooner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849 [3]
  • Phoebe Spooner, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849 [4]
  • Charles Spooner, aged 26, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [5]
  • James Spooner, aged 22, a bricklayer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle" [6]

Spooner migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Spooner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J. Swinton Spooner, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • J. S. Spooner, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Miss Spooner, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Hamilla Mitchell" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 30th November 1853 [7]
  • Mr. G. Spooner, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gananoque" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 9th May 1860 [7]
  • Mr. Walter Spooner, (b. 1864), aged 3, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship " Lancashire Witch" sailing to Auckland and Lyttelton, New Zealand on 29th July 1867 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Spooner (post 1700)

  • William "Sputnik" Spooner (b. 1949), American musician, guitarist, songwriter and the founder of The Tubes, rock band
  • Lloyd Spencer Spooner (1884-1966), American sports shooter, 1920 Olympic Champion
  • Henry Joshua Spooner (1839-1918), American politician, U.S. Representative from Rhode Island
  • David M Spooner, American Assistant Secretary for Import Administration
  • Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, abolitionist, and legal theorist
  • L. R. Spooner, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 21st District, 1889-90 [8]
  • John Coit Spooner (1843-1919), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1872; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1885-91, 1897-1907 [8]
  • Henry Joshua Spooner (1839-1918), American Republican politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1879-81 [8]
  • Ellsworth D. Spooner, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Waterford Township, Michigan; Elected 1904 [8]
  • Clapp Spooner, American politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1863-64 [8]
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Spooner family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Margaret Spooner (1849-1914), née Hill Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Mrs. Mary Spooner, née Smith Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]
  • Captain Rufus Thompson Spooner (1888-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland [9]
  • Mr. Ralph Spooner (1850-1914), Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ANNA MARIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849AnnaMaria.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 26th June 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Taymouth Castle 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/taymouthcastle1855.shtml.
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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