Spurr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Spurr family

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]

Early History of the Spurr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurr research. Another 55 words (4 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.

Spurr Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Spurr family (pre 1700)

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


United States Spurr migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Phillip Spurr, who landed in Maryland in 1637 [2]
  • Robert Spurr, who arrived in Maryland in 1675-1680 [2]

Canada Spurr migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Michael Spurr, who arrived in Anapolis (Annapolis), Nova Scotia in 1760

Contemporary Notables of the name Spurr (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Clinton Spurr (1889-1971), American lawyer, manager, consulting engineer and business executive at the Wheeling Traction Company, President of the Monongahela Power Company
  • J. Edwin Spurr, American politician,Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1926 [3]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stephen Spurr (b. 1953), British teacher, classicist, and academic, Head Master of Westminster School (2005-2014)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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