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Spiess Name Meaning

German: variant of Spies .

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

Similar surnames: Spies, Spiers, Stiers, Wiess, Friess, Griess, Kiess, Speas, Niess

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Where is the Spiess family from?

You can see how Spiess families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spiess family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spiess families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 17 Spiess families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Spiess's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Spiess families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spiess surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spiess ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Spiess. 100% of Spiess 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
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Spiess. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spiess 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Spiess. 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 Spiess. For the veterans among your Spiess ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spiess lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Spiess life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Spiess in 1945 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

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