Spare Family History

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Spare Name Meaning

English: nickname for a frugal person, from Middle English spare ‘sparing’, ‘frugal’.

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


Similar surnames: Spire, Sparr, Spark, Sparer, Pape, Star, Suhre, Score, Spach, Spurr

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Spare Family Origin

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Spare Family Occupations

What did your Spare ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spare. 34% of Spare men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Spare women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spare were Broker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Broker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    18%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Spare Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Spare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spare census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 596 immigration records available for the last name Spare. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Spare. For the veterans among your Spare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spare Life Expectancy

What is the average Spare lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Spare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Spare in 1946 was 45, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spare

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spare ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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