- John Blair
Spearhafoc (fl. 1047–1051), abbot of Abingdon and craftsman, is first recorded as a monk of Bury St Edmunds. His name, meaning ‘sparrowhawk’, also occurs in Domesday Book in Suffolk and Nottinghamshire and may represent Anglo-Scandinavian usage. It was almost certainly a byname, even though no other name is recorded for him; perhaps it refers to the craftsman's sharp eyes....