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Multiple Origins for the Surname Spruill


Scottish


The Spruill surname is generally thought to be a habitational name for one who came from "Spreull," a now extinct parish in Scotland. It is also possible that this surname is of nickname origin, derived from the Middle English word "spraule" indicating "one who walked or moved in a jerky or convulsive manner."

Spruill Early Origins



The surname Spruill was first found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. The name was first found on record in documents dating from the 13th century.

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Spruill Spelling Variations


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Spruill Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sproul, Sproule, Sprool, Spreul, Spruell,Sprewell, Spreull, Spreall, Sprall, Sproull and many more.

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Spruill Early History


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Spruill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spruill research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1296, 1368, 1646, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Spruill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spruill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spruill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Spruill In Ireland


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Spruill In Ireland



Some of the Spruill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 290 words (21 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:

Spruill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dr. Godfrey Spruill, (c.1650-1719), Scottish physician who emigrated to Virginia before 1684, moving to Tyrrell County, North Carolina to receive a grant for 640 acres, he was the first doctor in North Carolina

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spruill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spruill (post 1700)



  • Hezekiah G. Spruill (1808-1874), American general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Samuel Spruill, American politician, Member of the Provincial Assembly of North Carolina from 1754 until his death in 1760
  • Joseph Spruill (b. 1690), American politician, Major of the Tyrrell County, North Carolina, militia, magistrate and supervisor, son of immigrant Dr. Godfrey Spruill
  • Colonel Hezekiah Spruill (1732-1804), early American planter in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, Member of the North Carolina Provincial Congress
  • Benjamin Spruill, American politician, Member of the North Carolina General Assembly of 1779
  • James "Jimmy" Spruill (1934-1996), nicknamed Wild Jimmy Spruill, an American New York based session guitarist active in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Ezekiel Stephen "Zeke" Spruill (b. 1989), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Lionell Spruill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from Virginia, 2008; Elected Virginia State House of Delegates 77th District 2011 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Alexander Spruill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1924; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Chesterfield County, 1925-26 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank S. Spruill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1888; Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Franklin County, 1893-94 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Spruill


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Suggested Readings for the name Spruill



  • Gabriel Spruill of Carroll County, Georgia by Clarice S. Cox.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Manet in aeterum
Motto Translation: It endureth forever.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Spruill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spruill 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.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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