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Spence Genealogy & History

Spence is a Scottish name dating back to early medieval days. Like Spencer, it is occupational, meaning someone in charge of the pantry who (along with the steward, marshal and butler) comprised the main officers of a noble household. Derived from Old French "despense", from Latin "dispendere", meaning to dispense, variations in Spence genealogy include Despenser, Spenceley, and Spens. In Spence family history the motto "patior ut potiar" means I endure and enjoy, granted to a family in Fife, Scotland. The earliest American Spence was found in Elizabeth Cittee in Virginia in 1623, while in 2001 American economist Andrew Spence won the Nobel Prize.


Spence Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Eileen Spence-- --, 1918January 11,2005IA
Bailey Spence-- --, 1913September 20,1989GA
Caleb Spence-- --, 1941January 8,2009TN
Dagne Spence-- --, 1914December 8,2006MN

Spence Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Donald Spence-- --, 1915March 14,1994Lancaster,PA
Fair Spence-- --, 1900May ,1967Miami,FL
G Brogden Spence-- --, 1915May 26,1993Raleigh,NC
H Glen Spence-- --, 1918November 25,1990Woodbury,NJ

Spence Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Billy SpenceEmma CollinsApril 2,1949Wake, NC
Charles SpenceJean JesseeDecember 15,1948Wake, NC
David SpenceBrenda WoodOctober 24,1971Wake, NC
Ernest SpenceBetty JonesJuly 18,1959Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Spence

853rd: McDermott854th: Connolly
855th: Sheppard856th: Gustafson
857th: Soto858th: Guthrie
859th: Feldman860th: Dorsey
861st: Cramer862nd: McCabe

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