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The Spilsbury name is a habitational name derived from Spelsbury, from the Old English byname Speol which means "watchful" and the Old English word "burh" which means "town" or "fortress."

Early Origins of the Spilsbury family


The surname Spilsbury was first found in Oxfordshire at Spelsbury, a village and civil parish in the union of Chipping-Norton, hundred of Chadlington. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Spelsbury, held by Urso from the Bishop of Winchester, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. William de Spellesbury was listed in Eynsham in 1180 and Phillip de Spillesbury was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Early History of the Spilsbury family

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Early History of the Spilsbury family


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Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1621, 1633, 1801, 1593, 1668 and 1638 are included under the topic Early Spilsbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spilsbury Spelling Variations

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Spilsbury Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Spilsbury, Spelsbury, Pilsbury, Pelsbury and others.

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Early Notables of the Spilsbury family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Spilsbury family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Spilsbury family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Spilsbury family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spilsbury Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Spilsbury, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spilsbury (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spilsbury (post 1700)


  • Klinton Spilsbury (b. 1951), Mexican-born, American actor, best known for his starring role in The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
  • Jonathan Spilsbury (1737-1812), English engraver
  • Benjamin Ward "Ben" Spilsbury (1864-1938), English international footballer who played for Cambridge University from 1884 to 1887
  • John William Edward Spilsbury (b. 1933), former English cricketer who played for Worcestershire in 1952
  • Thomas John "Spill" Spilsbury (1874-1947), English footballer whop played 41 matches with Burslem Port Vale (1897-1901)
  • John Spilsbury (1739-1769), British mapmaker and engraver; his credited as the inventor of the jigsaw puzzle, brother of Jonathan Spilsbury
  • Maria Spilsbury (1776-1820), British artist known for her religious paintings and portraiture
  • Tom Spilsbury (b. 1976), British writer, magazine editor and journalist
  • Sir Bernard Henry Spilsbury (1877-1947), British pathologist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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