Spellman Family History

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Spellman Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a musician or minstrel, from Middle Low German spel ‘play’ + man ‘man’. German (Spellmann): habibtational name for someone from Spelle near Rheine or Spellen near Wesel. English: variant of Speller.

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


Similar surnames: Sellman, Stellman, Stallman, Speckman, Spillman, Spielman, Pillman

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Spellman Family Origin

Where is the Spellman family from?

Spellman Family Occupations

What did your Spellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Accountant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Spellman. 21% of Spellman men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Spellman women worked as an Accountant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spellman were Clerk and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Bottler
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Accountant
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Income
    20%

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

Spellman Historical Records

What Spellman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Spellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spellman 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Spellman. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Spellman. For the veterans among your Spellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Spellman lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Spellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Spellman in 1947 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spellman

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