Meaning and Origin of Spence - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Spence

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : Dispenser, keeper

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English and Scottish : metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).