Spurrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Spurrell family

The surname Spurrell 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 Spurrell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spurrell research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1542 are included under the topic Early Spurrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Spurrell Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Spurrell family (pre 1700)

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United States Spurrell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Leonard Spurrell, aged 21, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [2]
  • Leonard E. Spurrell, aged 23, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Daisy Spurrell, aged 23, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England [4]
  • Eva Spurrell, aged 17, originally from Trinity Bay Newfoundland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [5]
  • Hezekiah Spurrell, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Rosalind" from St. John's, Newfoundland [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Spurrell (post 1700) +

  • Herbert George Flaxman Spurrell (1877-1918), English biologist, physician and author, eponym of Spurrell's Free-tailed Bat and Spurrell's Woolly Bat
  • The Reverend Frederick Spurrell (1824-1902), English clergyman, member of the Royal Archaeological Society, nephew of Flaxman Spurrell
  • Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (1842-1915), English archaeologist, geologist and photographer
  • Lorraine Althea Constance Spurrell, birth name of Lorraine Monk, OC, O.Ont, Canadian photographer


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFH7-TYH : 6 December 2014), Leonard Spurrell, 21 Dec 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPM-BYQ : 6 December 2014), Leonard E. Spurrell, 02 May 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXPM-BY7 : 6 December 2014), Daisy Spurrell, 02 May 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-73V : 6 December 2014), Eva Spurrell, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6NC-LXS : 6 December 2014), Hezekiah Spurrell, 04 Aug 1921; citing departure port St. John's, Newfoundland, arrival port New York, ship name Rosalind, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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