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Spector Early Origins



The surname Spector 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.

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Spector Spelling Variations


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Spector Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Specht, van der Specht, Spect, Spechtt, Specx, Schpecht, Zpecht, van Specht and many more.

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Spector Early History


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Spector Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spector research. Another 276 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1785, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Spector History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spector Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spector Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Spector Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spector Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Spector, who came to Indiana in 1896

Spector Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Morris Spector, who came to Illinois in 1934
  • Sara Spector, who arrived in Illinois in 1943

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spector (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spector (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Spector (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • Norman Spector (b. 1949), Canadian journalist, diplomat, civil servant, and newspaper publisher
  • Maurice Spector (1898-1968), former chairman of the Communist Party of Canada
  • Dave Spector (b. 1954), American-born celebrity in Japan
  • Alfred Spector, Vice President of Research and Special Initiatives at Google
  • Phil Spector (b. 1940), record producer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989

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Spector Historic Events


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Spector Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Woolf Spector (d. 1912), aged 23, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Spector Family Crest Products


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Spector Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Spector Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spector 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 February 2014 at 10:13.

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