Spector History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Spector family

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.

Early History of the Spector family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spector research. Another 89 words (6 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.

Spector Spelling Variations

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 Spector family (pre 1700)

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United States Spector migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spector Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Spector, who settled in Indiana in 1896
Spector Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Morris Spector, who settled in Illinois in 1934
  • Sara Spector, who arrived in Illinois in 1943

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

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 [1]


  1. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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