Speller Family History

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Speller Name Meaning

English and South German: occupational name for a reciter, from an agent derivative of Middle English spell(en), Middle High German spellen ‘to tell or relate’. In the case of the English surname there has probably been some confusion with Spiller. German: habitational name for someone from Spelle near Rheine. Variant of Spiller 1.

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

Similar surnames: Seller, Spiller, Peller, Feller, Beller, Selle, Zeller, Spille, Speer

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Speller Family Origin

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Speller Family Occupations

What did your Speller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Speller. 60% of Speller men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

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

Speller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Speller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speller 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 Speller. 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 Speller. For the veterans among your Speller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Speller Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Speller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Speller in 1943 was 39, and 67 in 2004.

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