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Spurrier Early Origins



The surname Spurrier 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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Spurrier Spelling Variations


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Spurrier Spelling Variations



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

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Spurrier Early History


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Spurrier Early History



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

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Spurrier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spurrier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spurrier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurrier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Spurrier settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Michael Spurrier, who arrived in Virginia in 1636

Spurrier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Spurrier of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland settled there in 1774 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spurrier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spurrier (post 1700)



  • Lon Spurrier (b. 1932), American middle-distance runner at the 1956 Summer Olympics
  • James I. "Junior" Spurrier Jr., (1922-1984), American combat soldier who received the Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions in World War II
  • Stephen Orr "Steve" Spurrier (b. 1945), American college football coach and former player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (986)
  • Fannie Spurrier, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952
  • George and Henry Spurrier, English co-founders of the Lancashire Steam Motor Company in 1896 which later became Leyland Motors Limited in 1907
  • Peter Brotherton Spurrier (1942-2005), English officer of arms at the College of Arms in London, Portcullis Pursuivant (1981-1992), York Herald (1992-1993)
  • Sir Henry Spurrier (1898-1964), British engineer and industrialist, managing director of Leyland Motors
  • Paul Spurrier (b. 1967), British former child actor on stage, television, and film, and a screenwriter and film director
  • Steven Spurrier (b. 1941), British wine expert, better known as the champion of French wine
  • Simon Spurrier, British comics writer

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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Spurrier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spurrier 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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