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The Speyer surname comes from the Old English word "spere," meaning "spear." It may have orginally been a nickname for a tall skinny person, or perhaps for a hunter skilled at using the spear.

Speyer Early Origins



The surname Speyer was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Frił), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Speyer Spelling Variations


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Speyer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Speir, Spier, Spears, Speirs, Spiers, Speer, Speers, Spere, Speres, Spire, Spires, Speyer, Speier, Speery and many more.

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Speyer Early History


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Speyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Speyer research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1417, 1475, 1626, and 1664 are included under the topic Early Speyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Speyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Speyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Speyer In Ireland


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Speyer In Ireland



Some of the Speyer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Speyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Speyer, who landed in America in 1754

Speyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich Speyer, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Mr. Speyer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Johann Adam Speyer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851
  • Johann A Speyer, who landed in Ohio in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Speyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Speyer (post 1700)



  • Lady Leonora Speyer (1872-1956), American poet and violinist awarded the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • James Speyer (1861-1941), American politician, Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933

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Speyer Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Speyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Speyer 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 11 November 2015 at 11:53.

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