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SPICER


The origin of the name Spicer is English.

Spelling variations include: Spicer, Spicers, Spice, and others. First found in in Devon where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A. Some of the first settlers of this name were: Gregory Spicer who settled in Virginia in 1618, two years before the "Mayflower"; Edward, William, Richard and Henry Spicer who settled in Virginia in 1635.


The Spicer Coat of Arms

Coats of Arms were developed in the Middle Ages as a means of identifying warriors in battle and tournaments. The present function of the Coat of Arms (although still one of identity) serves more to preserve the traditions that arose from its earlier use. Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language (tincture) to describe an individual Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms illustrated herein was drawn by an heraldic artist from information recorded in ancient heraldic archives. Our research indicates that there are often times a number of different Coats of Arms recorded for a specific surname. The Arms pictured below is commonly accepted for the Spicer surname.

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The Spicer Coat of Arms Hereby Illustrated is officially documented in BURKE'S GENERAL ARMORY. The original description of the Arms (Shield) is as follows:
"SA. A CHEV. ERMINOIS BETW. THREE TOWERS TRIPLE—TOWERED OR."


When translated the blazon also describes the original colors of the Spicer Arms as:
"Sable; a Erminois chevron between three gold triple-towered towers."
Above the shield and helmet is the crest which is described as:
"Out of a gold ducal crown, a forearm dressed and gloved, and holding a fireball, all naturally colored."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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