Spencer (surname)

Spencer (also Spenser) is a British surname. Its earliest occurrence is traced to Leicestershire.It derives from Middle English "spenser" "butler, steward", from Old French "despencier" "larder", ultimately from Middle Latin "dispensa".The surname first appears in North America in the 1620s.

List of people called Spencer:


* Abigail Spencer
* Adam Spencer
* Alan Spencer
* Alan Spencer (cricketer)
* Albert Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer
* Alberto Spencer
* Ambrose Spencer
* Andre Spencer
* Anne Spencer
* Anne Spencer, Countess of Sunderland
* Aubrey George Spencer


*Baldwin Spencer
*W. Baldwin Spencer
*Barbara J. Spencer, economist
*Bernard Spencer
*Bob Spencer
*Bobbie Spencer
*Brenda Ann Spencer
*Brian Spencer
*Bruce Spencer
*Bud Spencer


*Carlos Spencer
*Charles John Spencer
* Charles Spencer
* Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland
* Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough
* Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer
* Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
* Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, Jr., English comedy actor
* Charlotte Spencer, Countess Spencer
* Chris Spencer, American football player
* Chris Spencer (musician), noise rock vocalist
* Christopher Miner Spencer, American inventor
* Colin Spencer
* Cynthia Spencer, Countess Spencer


* Dagmar Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough
* Damien Spencer
* Daniel Spencer
* Danielle Spencer (Australian actress)
* Danielle Spencer (US actress)
* Dante Spencer
* David Spencer
* David W. Spencer, Canadian department store founder
* Derek Spencer
* Derrick Spencer
* Lady Diana Spencer (1710 – 1735), the wife of John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford
* Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 – 1997)
* Don Spencer
* Donald C. Spencer
* Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland
* Douglas Spencer


* Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr.
* Edmund Spenser
* Edward Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer
* Elihu Spencer
* Elmore Spencer
* Emerson Spencer
* Emily Spencer Hayden


* Felton Spencer
* Francis Spencer, 1st Baron Churchill
* Freddie Spencer
* Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer


* Geoff Spencer (motorcycle racer)
* George Spencer:
**George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer
**George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough
**George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough
**George Spencer-Churchill, 6th Duke of Marlborough
**George Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough
**G. Spencer-Brown
**George Spencer-Churchill, Earl of Sunderland
**George E. Spencer
* Gillian Spencer
* Glenn Spencer
* Graham Spencer


* Harry Spencer
* Hazelton Spencer
* Helen Spencer-Oatey
* Henry Spencer, author, computer programmer and UseNet presence
* Henry Spencer (Psych character), fictional character
* Henry Spencer, 1st Earl of Sunderland
* Herbert Spencer, 19th century English philosopher and liberal thinker, promoter of Social Darwinism
* Herbert W. Spencer
* Hubert J. Spencer
* Howard Spencer


* Ivor Spencer
* Ivor Spencer-Thomas
* Lord Ivor Spencer-Churchill


* James Spencer
* James R. Spencer
* Jamie Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford
* Jane Spencer, Baroness Churchill
* Jeremy Spencer
* Jesse Spencer
* Jim Spencer
* Jimmy Spencer
* Joe Spencer
* Joel Spencer (1946-) American mathematician.
* John Spencer:
**John Spencer (1946-2005), American actor
**John Spencer, American mayor
**John Spencer, Scottish footballer
**John Spencer (1935-2006), English snooker player
**John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer (1835-1910), British politician
**John Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer (1782-1845), British politician
**John C. Spencer (1788–1855), American politician
* John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough
* John George Spencer-Churchill (1909-1992) artist
* John Strange Spencer-Churchill (1880-1947)
* Jon Spencer
* Joseph Spencer
* Justin Spencer


* Kevin Spencer (musician)
* Kim Spencer


* Lara Spencer
* Larry Spencer
* Len Spencer
* Leonard James Spencer
* G. Lloyd Spencer
* Loretta Spencer
* Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
* Lucky Spencer
* Luke and Laura Spencer, fictional characters
* Lulu Spencer


* Mark Spencer
* Megan Spencer
* Michael Spencer


* Neal Spencer
* Noel Spencer


* Olivia Spencer
* Orson Spencer
* Owen Spencer-Thomas
* Ozwell E. Spencer


* Pamela Spencer
* Paula Spencer
* Percy Spencer
* Peter Spencer
* Phil Spencer
* Philip Spencer
* Platt Rogers Spencer


* Ray Spencer
* Richard Spencer:
**Richard Spencer RN (1779-1839) of the Royal Navy, Lyme Regis and Australia
**Richard Spencer (Maryland), U.S. Congressman from Maryland
**Richard Lewis Spencer, tenor sax player from the Otis Redding Band
* Robert Spencer
* Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland
* Robert Spencer, 4th Earl of Sunderland
* Ron Spencer
* Roy Spencer (scientist)
* Roy Spencer (actor)
* Russ Spencer

* S. B. Spencer
* Samuel Spencer (Southern Railway)
* Sandra Spencer
* Scott Spencer
* Selden P. Spencer
* Shane Spencer
* Shawn Spencer, fictional character
* Shawntae Spencer
* Si Spencer
* Spike Spencer
* Stan Spencer
* Stanley Spencer, English painter
* Stuart Spencer
* Suzette Spencer


* Tara Spencer-Nairn
* Ted Spencer
* Thomas Spencer, co-founder of Marks & Spencer, retailers
* Tim Spencer
* Tracie Spencer


* Victor Spencer
* Victor Spencer, 1st Viscount Churchill


* Walter Baldwin Spencer
* Wen Spencer
* William Spencer (silent film actor)
* William Browning Spencer, American writer
* William J. Spencer (1867-1933), American labor leader
* William Robert Spencer (1769-1834), English poet


* Zack Spencer

*the Spencer family, including
**The Earls Spencer
**Winston (Spencer) Churchill
**The Lady Diana Spencer (later Diana, Princess of Wales)

ee also

* Spencer
* Spencer's
* Spence (surname)
* Spenser
* Spens

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