Sperr Family History

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Sperr Name Meaning

South German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a jailer, from Middle High German sperre ‘bolt’, ‘clip’, sperren ‘to lock or shut’.

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

Similar surnames: Speer, Sparr, Serr, Spear, Sperl, Spurr, Sporer, Stern, Sporn, Spetz

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Sperr Family Origin

Where is the Sperr family from?

Sperr Family Occupations

What did your Sperr ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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

Sperr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sperr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sperr 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 434 immigration records available for the last name Sperr. 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 Sperr. For the veterans among your Sperr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sperr Life Expectancy

What is the average Sperr lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sperr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sperr in 1959 was 51, and 93 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sperr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sperr 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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