Spencer

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Who is John Spencer?

In 1761, John Spencer (1734–1783), a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Sunderland, was created Baron Spencer of Althorp and Viscount Spencer in the Peerage of Great Britain by King George III.

Who was Spencer of Althorp?

Spencer, of Althorp House. In 1761, John Spencer (1734–1783), a grandson of the 3rd Earl of Sunderland, was created Baron Spencer of Althorp and Viscount Spencer in the Peerage of Great Britain by King George III. In 1765, he was further created Viscount Althorp and Earl Spencer, also in the Peerage of Great Britain.

What does Spencer family stand for?

The Spencer family is an aristocratic family in the United Kingdom there. The two prominent members of the family during the 20th century were Sir Winston Churchill and Diana, Princess of Wales. This article is about the British noble family. For other people with the surname, see Spencer (surname). For other uses, see Spencer (disambiguation).

Why is William Spencer still relevant today?

Politics in late Victorian Britain moved in directions that Spencer disliked, and his arguments provided so much ammunition for conservatives and individualists in Europe and America that they are still in use in the 21st century.

What does the surname Spencer mean?

The surname Spencer is for a butler or steward. The surname Spencer was originally derived from the Old French word despensier, of the same meaning. [1]

What is the difference between the Spencer and Despenser surnames?

The varied origins of people with the Spencer and Despenser surnames means that they are not all members of the same family, and each individual family would have distinct coats of arms, while most Spencers are not entitled to bear any arms. The family of the Kings Dispensers bore an ermine shield with chief of unknown tincture.

What is the meaning of Spence?

Spence (English contraction) is another variant of Spencer. See also the related categories, life, title, noble (honorable), actor, french, and uk. Spencer is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The names popularity jumped from the 1950s up to the 1990s. Its usage peaked modestly in 1998 with 0.228% of baby boys being given the name Spencer.

What does the Spencer family motto mean?

The Spencer family motto is Dieu défend le droit, which means “God defends the right”. Another motto for this family is Nil desperandum, which means “Never despair”. We have 42 coats of arms for the Spencer surname depicted here.

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