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The Spooner surname is generally thought to have derived from the Middle English word "spoon," which was a "chip," or "splinter" of wood; and as such, was an occupational name for someone who made wooden roof shingles. It was on after the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, that the word spoon, began to acquire its modern usage as an eating utensil, but it is certainly possible that the surname may also have been taken on occupationally by someone who made spoons.

Spooner Early Origins



The surname Spooner was first found in Warwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, as Lords of the manor, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Other early records include Roger Lesponere, in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1179, and a Thomas, Robert le Sponere in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire in 1221.

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Spooner Spelling Variations


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Spooner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spooner, Spouner, Sponer and others.

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Spooner Early History


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Spooner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spooner research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 158 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Spooner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spooner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spooner Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Spooner In Ireland


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Spooner In Ireland



Some of the Spooner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Spooner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas and William Spooner who settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1623
  • Thomas Spooner, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Ales Spooner, who landed in Maryland in 1649
  • William Spooner, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Alice Spooner, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Spooner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Spooner, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • John Spooner arrived in Jamaica in 1722
  • Michael Spooner arrived in Philadelphia in 1727
  • William Spooner settled in Boston in 1766
  • John Spooner, who landed in America in 1782

Spooner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Spooner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1827
  • E A Spooner, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Peter Spooner, who landed in America in 1878

Spooner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frank Spooner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
  • Alex Spooner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906
  • Mike, Spooner Jr., who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Spooner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles Spooner was foreman of a Grand Jury in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • George Spooner settled in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Spooner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Louisa Spooner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • Phoebe Spooner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Charles Spooner, aged 26, a blacksmith, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • James Spooner, aged 22, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"

Spooner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Swinton Spooner landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • J. S. Spooner arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Edwin Spooner, aged 28, a smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Ann Spooner, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Florence Spooner, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spooner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spooner (post 1700)



  • L. R. Spooner, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 21st District, 1889-90
  • John Coit Spooner (1843-1919), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1872; U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1885-91, 1897-1907
  • Henry Joshua Spooner (1839-1918), American Republican politician, Member of Rhode Island State House of Representatives; Speaker of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1879-81
  • Ellsworth D. Spooner, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Waterford Township, Michigan; Elected 1904
  • Clapp Spooner, American politician, Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1863-64
  • Alden Spooner, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1801, 1806, 1808, 1809
  • Lewis C. Spooner (b. 1851), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1907-10, 1915-16; Candidate in primary for Governor of Minnesota, 1912
  • Paul Spooner (1746-1789), American politician, Justice of Vermont State Supreme Court, 1779-88; Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1782-87
  • Philip L. Spooner Jr. (1847-1918), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880-81
  • Samuel B. Spooner, American Republican politician, Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, 1872-73
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Spooner Historic Events


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Spooner Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Margaret Spooner (1849-1914), née Hill Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Mary Spooner, née Smith Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Captain Rufus Thompson Spooner (1888-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who survived the sinking on the Empress of Ireland on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. Ralph Spooner (1850-1914), Belgian Third Class Passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  11. ...

The Spooner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spooner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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