What nationality is the name Spurrell?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spurrell

" Spurrell is a surname found in a number of parts of England and Wales, as well as other parts of the world.

It has been suggested that the Norfolk family name is derived from the village of Sporle, near Swaffham, in Norfolk[1]. In 1349 a William de Sporle was admitted freeman of the city of Norwich and was later one of the men responsible for electing the first Mayor of Norwich. Spurrells were resident in Norwich in later years too, one of them, John Spurrell, being elected Mayor of Norwich in 1737.

Other Spurrell families in England and Wales

It is not known whether there is any relation between the Spurrells of Norfolk and those who originate from Wales and the West Country. There have been Spurrells in Devon for as long as there have been Spurrells in Norfolk, so any migration from the Sporle area to Devon would happened over 500 years ago, which, although not impossible, is difficult to prove.

Spurrell's Cross on Dartmoor marks the spot where the path used by monks to travel from Buckfast Abbey to Plympton Priory met the path from Wrangaton to Erme Pound[7].

In the 1790s, at the latest, a member of a Spurrell family then resident in Bath moved to Wales and settled in Carmarthen (St. Peter's). He was an auctioneer called John Spurrell, and was the grandson of Robert Spurrell, a Bath schoolmaster, who printed the first book, The Elements of Chronology, in the city in 1730. On 11 April 1840, the first printing press was set up in Carmarthen by William Spurrell (1813-1889), who wrote a history of Carmarthen called Carmarthen and its Neighbourhood and pioneered the first English-Welsh dictionary with his son, Walter Spurrell (1858-1934)[8]. Today's Collins Welsh dictionary is known as the "Collins Spurrell".

There is a local authority housing in Carmarthen called Heol Spurrell in honour of the family."

 

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