Early Origins of the Spirrvay family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor of Spurway Barton. One of the first records of the name was Ricardo Greda de Spurwaye (c. 1270-1320) who held lands in the area and records show that a transfer of lands in Bears, a hamlet in Broadclyst parish, north-east of Exeter about that time. "Thurgarton Hall [in Norfolk] is the residence of W. D. Spurrell, Esq., whose family have occupied the mansion for several centuries." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Spirrvay family
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Spirrvay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurway, Spurvey, Spurrvey, Spurways, Spurrier and others.
Early Notables of the Spirrvay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spirrvay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Spuraway who settled in Virginia in 1663; Robert Spurway settled in Barbados in 1685; John Spurway settled in Virginia in 1687; Michael Spurrier settled in Virginia in 1635. In Newfoundland, Richard Spurway was a Boat keeper of Bay Bulls in 1681.
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