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Spurrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Spurrier family


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.

Early History of the Spurrier family


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Spurrier Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Spurrier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Spurrier family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurrier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Michael Spurrier, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Michael Spurrier, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Spurrier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Spurrier of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland settled there in 1774 [3]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

Contemporary Notables of the name Spurrier (post 1700)


  • Fannie Spurrier, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1952 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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)
  • 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


  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. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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