Last name: SPIVEY

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SPIVEY : This last name is indexed 26,851 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SPIVEY : English (Yorkshire): from the Middle English personal name Spivi of unexplained etymology. There is a slight possibility that it could be a pet form of ancient Germanic Spirwig attested in the patronymic of a Norman tenant Eudo filius Spireuuic 1086 in Domesday Book (Lincolnshire). The alteration of Spivey to Spib(e)y as if it were from a placename seems to occurs from the 15th century but the letters -v- and -b- are often difficult to distinguish at this time and during the following century so the phonetic change may have occurred later.

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