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Espy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Borderlands, Spanish


The distinguished surname Espy is derived from the place named "Esply," in county Northumberland. The place name in turn is derived from the Old English "aespe," meaning "aspen," and "leah," meaning "wood" or "clearing." Thus, the surname indicates "one from Esply" or "one dwelling by the aspen wood."

Early Origins of the Espy family


The surname Espy was first found in Northern England, where the village of Esply was once located. It was a common practice during medieval times to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Espy was a native of Esply who had settled in another city.

Early History of the Espy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Espy research.
Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1564, 1678, 1785, 1838, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Espy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Espy Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Espley, Esply, Espey, Espy, Esplin and others.

Early Notables of the Espy family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst bearers of this family name during their early history was Samuel Espy (d. 1838), who served the Continental Army as a militia officer during the American Revolution, and James Espy (1785-1860)...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Espy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Espy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Espy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Espy, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Espy, who landed in New York, NY in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George espy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jane Espy, aged 20, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1834 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • David Espy, who landed in Mississippi in 1835 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Espy (post 1700)


  • Wallace S. Espy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ridgeway B. Espy Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • M. W. Espy Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Espy, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1938; Suez, 1943; U.S. Consul in Asuncion, 1944; La Paz, 1949 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John Jolly Espy (d. 1934), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1916 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry D. Espy, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1948 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • G. Andrews Espy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1946 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ben Espy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2000 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Arthur Espy, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1944 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Albert Michael Espy (b. 1953), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1987-93; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1993 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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