Spencer (also Spence, Spender, Spens, and Spenser) is a surname, representing the court title dispenser, or steward.An early example is Robert d'Abbetot, who is listed as Robert le Dispenser ('the steward'), a tenant-in-chief of several counties, in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Names. Spencer (surname) Spencer family, British aristocratic family; List of people with surname Spencer; Spencer (given name), a given name (including a list of people with the name)