Spenner Family History

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Spenner Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from places so named in West Yorkshire and Lancashire, or from High Spen in County Durham. German: from Middle High German spanner, an occupational name for someone whose work involved pulling, tensioning, or tightening, for example a carter.

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

Similar surnames: Penner, Spinner, Senner, Stenner, Venner, Senne, Sonner, Fenner

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Spenner Family Origin

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Spenner Family Occupations

What did your Spenner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spenner family was Quarry Laborer. The most common Spenner occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 20% of Spenner's were Cigar Makers. Cigar Maker, Farmer and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spenner.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Quarry Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spenner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spenner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Spenner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spenner 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 665 immigration records available for the last name Spenner. 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 427 military records available for the last name Spenner. For the veterans among your Spenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spenner Life Expectancy

What is the average Spenner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Spenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Spenner in 1958 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spenner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spenner 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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