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Spicher is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a grocer which was in turn derived from the Old French word espice, of the same meaning.

Spicher Early Origins



The surname Spicher 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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Spicher Spelling Variations


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Spicher Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Spicer, Spicers, Spice and others.

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Spicher Early History


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Spicher Early History



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

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Spicher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spicher Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Spicher In Ireland


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Spicher In Ireland



Some of the Spicher 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Spicher or a variant listed above:

Spicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benedict Spicher, who landed in Indiana in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spicher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spicher (post 1700)



  • Buddy Spicher (b. 1938), American fiddle player
  • H. R. Spicher, American Democrat politician, Chair of Indiana County Democratic Party, 1937
  • Bob Spicher Sr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996

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Spicher Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spicher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spicher 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 11:54.

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