The Spurrier family of Poole was engaged in the Newfoundland Cod Trade in the 17th and 18th centuries. The business ceased trading around 1830. This is a copy of the family coat of arms.
The crest is the spur above the shield and the crest and the shield together make it a coat of arms. The crest takes its name from having originally been the bit that knights bore on their helmets, as distinct from the design they bore on their shields. In the case of the Spurriers the shield design was three spurs. Their crest was a single spur.
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