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Speich Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a spoke maker, from Middle High German speiche ‘spoke’. from Middle High German speich ‘spittle’, perhaps a nickname for someone who tended to produce a spray of spittle when speaking.

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


Similar surnames: Speck, Pech, Speicher, Spach, Streich, Stich, Reich, Specht, Eich

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Where is the Speich family from?

You can see how Speich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Speich family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Speich families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Speich family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Speich's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Speich families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Speich surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Speich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Speich. 34% of Speich men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Speich women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Speich were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Speich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speich 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 613 immigration records available for the last name Speich. 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 532 military records available for the last name Speich. For the veterans among your Speich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Speich lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Speich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Speich in 1962 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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