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Spivey Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Spivey Spelling Variations


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Spivey Spelling Variations



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

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Spivey Early History


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Spivey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spivey research. Another 109 words (8 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.

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Spivey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spivey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spivey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spivey (post 1700)


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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • M. C. Spivey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Spivey, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James R. Spivey, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bluffton, Indiana, 1906-11 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • H. Michael Spivey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Spivey


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Suggested Readings for the name Spivey



  • Spivey Family by Odis Mae Spivey Dunagin.

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Spivey Family Crest Products


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