Spivey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Spivey family

The surname Spivey was first found in 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." [1]

Early History of the Spivey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spivey research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Spivey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spivey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurway, Spurvey, Spurrvey, Spurways, Spurrier and others.

Early Notables of the Spivey family (pre 1700)

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


Canada Spivey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spivey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Spivey, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Spivey (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Lee "Junior" Spivey Jr. (b. 1975), American Major League Baseball second baseman
  • William "Bill" Spivey (1929-1995), American basketball player
  • Victoria Spivey (1906-1976), American blues singer and songwriter
  • James Calvin "Jim" Spivey (b. 1960), American silver and bronze medalist middle distance runner
  • Dan Spivey (b. 1952), American professional wrestler
  • Sylvia Spivey, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 137th District, 2006, 2010 [2]
  • M. C. Spivey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 [2]
  • John B. Spivey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940 [2]
  • James R. Spivey, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bluffton, Indiana, 1906-11 [2]
  • H. Michael Spivey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972 [2]
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Spivey +

  • 1604 Spivey Family by Odis Mae Spivey Dunagin.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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