The name Spencer originates from England and Scotland. It is a derivative of the English name ‘Spence which was a metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English word ‘spense’ meaning larder, storeroom (an aphetic form of despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past part. dispensus, to weigh out, dispense). There is some dispute about the origins of the ‘Spencer’ family whose most famous member was the Princess of Wales, formerly ‘Lady Diana Spencer’. Some sources say that they are decended from William the Conqueror´s steward ‘Robert Despencer’.The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘James Spencer’, from Northampton, England, emigrated to america in 1670, and settled in Talbot County, Maryland. ‘Robert Spencer’, (died 1627) was said to have been the wealthiest man in England. Compiled information from Historical … Coat of arms: Argent…
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