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Sperry Early Origins



The surname Sperry was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Spurway Barton. One of the first records of the name was Ricardo Greda de Spurwaye ( c. 1270-1320) who held lands in the area and records show that a transfer of lands in Bears, a hamlet in Broadclyst parish, north-east of Exeter about that time. "Thurgarton Hall [in Norfolk] is the residence of W. D. Spurrell, Esq., whose family have occupied the mansion for several centuries." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Sperry Spelling Variations


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Sperry Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurway, Spurvey, Spurrvey, Spurways, Spurrier and others.

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Sperry Early History


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Sperry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sperry research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Sperry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sperry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sperry Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sperry 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:

Sperry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Sperry, who landed in New York in 1832

Sperry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Sperry, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Sperry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Sperry arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sperry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sperry (post 1700)



  • E. Frank Sperry (1843-1916), American politician, Mayor of Orlando, Florida, 1913-16
  • Joseph Evans Sperry (1854-1930), American architect
  • Willis Sperry, American pilot aboard an American Airlines DC-6 airborne near Mount Vernon, Maryland on 29 May 1950 whose crew and passengers sighted a UFO which became known as the Sperry UFO case
  • Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913-1994), American neuropsychologist, neurobiologist and Nobel laureate awarded for his work with split-brain research
  • Lawrence Burst Sperry (1892-1923), American aviation pioneer, third son of Elmer Ambrose Sperry who died during a failed attempt to cross the English Channel
  • Elmer Ambrose Sperry (1860-1930), American prolific inventor and entrepreneur, founder of the Sperry Corporation in 1910 which after mergers became part of Unisys and Honeywell
  • Pauline Sperry (1885-1967), American mathematician
  • Stanley Kenneth Sperry (1914-1962), American second baseman in Major League Baseball
  • Thomas A. Sperry (1864-1913), the American co-founder and the "S" of S&H Green Stamps
  • Kory Kalani Kahaunaele Sperry (b. 1985), American football tight end
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Sperry


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Suggested Readings for the name Sperry



  • Anson and Thyrza Sperry by Dorothy Hodgman.
  • The Sperry Familiy Line of Jeremiah Aperry of Minnesota, 1802-1870 by Rodney Prestage Homer.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Sperry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sperry 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 25 February 2016 at 13:24.

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