Espy Family History
Espy Name Meaning
Scottish: shortened form of Gillespie. French: southeastern topographic name for someone living near a prominent thorn bush or in an area characterized by such vegetation, from Old French espine (Latin spina). Occasionally the name may derive from the same word used in a transferred sense of the crest or ridge of a hill. Variant spelling of German Espey.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press