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Spath Family History

Spath Name Meaning

German (Späth): nickname for a tardy person, from Middle High German spæte ‘late’.

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


Similar surnames: Spach, Spatz, Spann, Spahr, Spieth, Spott, Vath, Spark, Speth, Soth

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Where is the Spath family from?

You can see how Spath families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spath family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spath families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Spath families living in Cheshire. This was about 60% of all the recorded Spath's in the UK. Cheshire had the highest population of Spath families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spath surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spath ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Proprietor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spath. 19% of Spath men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Spath women worked as a Proprietor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spath were Salesman and Secretary.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Secretary
    9%
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What Spath family records will you find?

Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Spath. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Spath. For the veterans among your Spath ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spath lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Spath life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Spath in 1960 was 43, and 69 in 2004.

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