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Spencer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Spence, Spenner, Penner, Speller, Speiser, Spicer, Stenner, Pender

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Spencer Family Origin

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Spencer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spencer family was Laborer. The most common Spencer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Spencer's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spencer.

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Spencer Historical Records

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Spencer Life Expectancy

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Famous Spencer Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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