The name Spinar was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Spinar family lived in Warwickshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Epineville, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Spinar family
The surname Spinar was first found in Warwickshire
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. The Spineys were originally of Spine Villa or Epineville of Scine in Inf in the arrondisement of Yvetot, and held lands in Feltwell in Norfolk
and Cloughton in Warwickshire.
Early History of the Spinar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spinar research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1406, 1363, 1371, 1372, 1373, 1388, 1397, 1397, 1397 and 1402 are included under the topic Early Spinar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spinar Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Spinar have been found, including Spiney, Spinney, Spine, Spines and others.
Early Notables of the Spinar family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William de Spynie (died 1406), Scottish prelate, canon of Moray by 1363 and Precentor (Chanter) of Aberdeen in 1371, exchanged the latter position with William Boyl for the Precentorship of Moray (1372-1373), became Dean of Aberdeen by 1388, possibly became Dean of Dunkeld... Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spinar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Spinar family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Spinar were among those contributors: C. Spinney who arrived in New York in 1823; J. Spinney arrived in San Francisco in 1850; Thomas Spines settled in New England
Contemporary Notables of the name Spinar (post 1700)