Early Origins of the Specter family
The surname Specter was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Specter family
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Specter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Specht, van der Specht, Spect, Spechtt, Specx, Schpecht, Zpecht, van Specht and many more.
Early Notables of the Specter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Specter family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Specter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Morris Specter, who settled in Illinois in 1931
Contemporary Notables of the name Specter (post 1700)
- Arlen Specter (1930-2012), American politician, Senator for Pennsylvania (1981–2011)