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The name Spicer was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Spicer is for a grocer which was in turn derived from the Old French word espice, of the same meaning.

Spicer Early Origins



The surname Spicer was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Conjecturally the Spicers were under tenants of the Count of Mortain.

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Spicer Spelling Variations


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Spicer Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Spicer were recorded, including Spicer, Spicers, Spice and others.

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Spicer Early History


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Spicer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spicer research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1296, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Spicer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spicer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spicer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Spicer In Ireland


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Spicer In Ireland



Some of the Spicer family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Spicer arrived in North America very early:

Spicer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gregory Spicer who settled in Virginia in 1618
  • Gregory Spicer, who arrived in Virginia in 1618
  • Henry Spicer, aged 28, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward, William, Richard and Henry Spicer who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Ann Spicer, aged 26, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spicer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Spicer settled in Silly Cove in 1825

Spicer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Francis Spicer U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 216 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York, USA [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Mary Spicer U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Robert Spicer U.E. who settled in Spencer's Island, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas Spicer U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Spicer U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spicer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Spicer settled in Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1820 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Helen Spicer from County Waterford, Ireland settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1825 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Spicer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Spicer, English convict from Gloucester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Edward Spicer a shepherd, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Winchester" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  • William Clarke Spicer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Mary Spicer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Henry Spicer arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spicer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Spicer landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • T Spicer landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1838
  • James Spicer landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Charlotte Spicer arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Golconda" in 1859
  • R. George Spicer, aged 30, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spicer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spicer (post 1700)



  • Kimberly Spicer (b. 1980), American actress and model
  • Ishmail Spicer (1760-1832), American composer
  • J. M. Spicer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1888
  • Henry Spicer, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Jefferson County 2nd District, 1877
  • George W. Spicer, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Saybrook, 1908
  • George W. Spicer, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ledyard, 1891-94
  • Edward E. Spicer, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1905-06, 1911-12; Defeated, 1906; Warden (Borough President) of Groton, Connecticut, 1909
  • Arthur Lester Spicer, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Willington; Elected 1910
  • Anton J. Spicer, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Iron District, 1956
  • John Spicer, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Groton, 1832-33
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Spicer Historic Events


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Spicer Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Blanch  Spicer (1896-1917), Canadian resident from East Advocate, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Suggested Readings for the name Spicer


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Suggested Readings for the name Spicer



  • Descendants of Nathan Spicer by Florence LeVan Spicer.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WINCHESTER 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Winchester.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Spicer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spicer 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.

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