Speir Family History

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Speir Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: possibly, as Black suggests, an occupational name for a watchman from Old French espier ‘to watch’.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Speirs, Stein, Spear, Sperr, Spezia, Spehar, Stair, Sparr

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Speir Family Origin

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Speir Family Occupations

What did your Speir ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Speir.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%

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

Speir Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Speir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speir 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Speir. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Speir. For the veterans among your Speir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Speir Life Expectancy

What is the average Speir lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Speir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Speir in 1953 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Speir 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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