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The surname Spurvey 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]

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


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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spurvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • B. Spurvey, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • C. Spurvey, aged 53, who arrived in America, in 1896
  • M. Spurvey, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1896

Spurvey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • William Spurvey, aged 22, who emigrated to N. Briton, U.S.A., in 1919

Spurvey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • George, Martin and Matthew Spurrier, Sporier or Spurvey were the first settlers of Fox Harbour, Newfoundland in the late 1790s

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

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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