Speer Family History

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Speer Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears. German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer. Northern Irish: variant spelling of Speir.

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

Similar surnames: Spear, Spier, Steer, Speed, Stier, Sperr, Speyer, Steuer, Saeger

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Speer Family Origin

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Speer Family Occupations

What did your Speer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Speer. 60% of Speer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Speer women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Speer were Teamster and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Physician
  • Labourer
  • Teamster

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Stenographer

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

Speer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Speer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speer 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Speer. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Speer. For the veterans among your Speer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Speer Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Speer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Speer in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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