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Spelling variations of this family name include: Spurgeon, Spurgin, Spurgon, Spugin, Spraging and many more.
First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat. The name is anciently found in that county as Spirigin, of unknown origin, but if not Saxon, then it may be Viking, or may possibly be associated with the Danegeld.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurgeon research. Another 296 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1566, and 1712 are included under the topic Early Spurgeon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Spurgeon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spurgeon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- G. Spurgeon, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1893
Spurgeon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arthur Spurgeon, aged 47, who landed in America from Purley, England, in 1908
- John Spurgeon, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1911
- Lewis Spurgeon, aged 25, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1913
- Marie Spurgeon, aged 62, who emigrated to the United States from Cardiff, Wales, in 1915
- Hilda Charlotte Spurgeon, aged 16, who landed in America from Brentford, England, in 1915
- Jay Spurgeon (b. 1976), American baseball player
- Fred "Freddy" Spurgeon (1900-1970), American Major League Baseball player
- Dennis Spurgeon (b. 1943), American nuclear engineer, incumbent Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
- Thomas H. Spurgeon, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 18th District, 1946
- S. E. Spurgeon, American Republican politician, Mayor of Kokomo, Indiana, 1926-29
- Otis L. Spurgeon, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Iowa, 1914
- Keith Spurgeon (1933-1990), English football player and manager
- Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon (1869-1942), English literary critic, best known for her work Skakespeare's Imagery
- Mrs. Catherine Annie Spurgeon (1885-1914), née Britton Canadian Third Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
- Miss Kathleen Beatrice Spurgeon (1908-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
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: Non civium ardor
Motto Translation: Not the ardour of the citizens.
- Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
- Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
- Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- 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).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
- Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
- Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
The Spurgeon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spurgeon 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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