Spector History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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
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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.
Early Notables of the Spector family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Spector is the 8,240th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
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) +
- Ronnie Spector (1943-2022), born Veronica Yvette Bennett, American singer who formed the girl group the Ronettes in 1957 with her elder sister, Estelle Bennett, and their cousin, Nedra Talley, wife of Phil Spector
- Harvey Phillip "Phil" Spector (1940-2021), American record producer who developed the Wall of Sound, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, convicted for the 2003 murder of the actress Lana Clarkson and sentenced to 19 years to life in prison
- 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
Historic Events for the Spector family +
- 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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