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Spurr Early Origins



The surname Spurr 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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Spurr Spelling Variations


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Spurr Spelling Variations



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

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Spurr Early History


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Spurr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurr research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Spurr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spurr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spurr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurr Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Spurr, who arrived in Maryland in 1636
  • Phillip Spurr, who landed in Maryland in 1637
  • Robert Spurr, who arrived in Maryland in 1675-1680

Spurr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Michael Spurr, who arrived in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spurr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spurr (post 1700)



  • Laura Spurr (1945-2010), American chairwoman of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi
  • Josiah Edward Spurr (1870-1950), American geologist, explorer, and author, eponym of the Spurr lunar crater and Mount Spurr, Alaska
  • J. Edwin Spurr, American politician,Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1926
  • Harold Spurr (1889-1962), English cricketer
  • Richard Spurr (1800-1855), English cabinet maker
  • Edward Spurr (1907-1998), English inventor who worked on the Dambusters' bouncing bomb
  • Michael Stephen Spurr (b. 1953), English Head Master of Westminster School
  • Thomas "Tommy" Spurr (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Lee Spurr (b. 1987), Australian rules footballer
  • Simon James Spurr (b. 1974), British fashion designer based in New York City
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Spurr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spurr 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 29 April 2016 at 14:16.

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