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Spurdens Early Origins



The surname Spurdens was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Spurdens Spelling Variations


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Spurdens Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurdens, Spurdance, Purdance and others.

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Spurdens Early History


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Spurdens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurdens research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1403, 1420, 1433, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Spurdens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spurdens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spurdens Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Spurdens 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 or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spurdens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spurdens (post 1700)



  • Mark Spurdens, British managing partner of a Veterinary firm and member of the Royal Veterinary College undergraduate selection committee
  • Nick Spurdens, Tintagel Parish Councillor
  • David Spurdens, international award-winning Photographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Spurdens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spurdens 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 4 July 2014 at 14:23.

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