Spain Name Meaning

(of Norman origin): habitational name from Épaignes in Eure, recorded in the Latin form Hispania in the 12th century. It seems to have been so called because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Espinay in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, so called from a collective of Old French espine ‘thorn bush’. ethnic name for a Spaniard or, in the case of the Irish name, for someone returning from Spain (from Gaelic Spainneach ‘Spanish’); many Irish took refuge in Spain during the 17th century wars.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Swain, Cain, Savin, Stein, Span, Stain, Sain, Pin, Fain, Speir

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Spain Family Origin

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Spain Family Occupations

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  • Clerk

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Merchant Printer

    13%

In 1881, Clerk, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spain. A less common occupation for the Spain family was Merchant Printer. The most common Spain occupation in Canada was Clerk. 13% of Spain's were Clerks.

Source: Census data for Spain | Data not to scale

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Spain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Spain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Spain in 1942 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spain

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