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Spies Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a spear maker from Middle High German spiez ‘spear pike’ or an occupational name from the same word in the sense ‘soldier armed with a spear’. German: habitational name from any of several places called Spies in particular one near Nuremberg.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Spier, Speer, Kries, Sykes, Sales, Fries, Pies, Stier, Bies, Spiess

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Where is the Spies family from?

You can see how Spies families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spies family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spies families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 37 Spies families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Spies's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Spies families in 1911.
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What did your Spies ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Spies. 78% of Spies men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fathers
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Spies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spies census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Spies. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Spies. For the veterans among your Spies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spies lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Spies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Spies in 1949 was 60, and 67 in 2004.

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