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Spike Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire):: from Middle English spik(e) spic(e) ‘spike’ denoting a metal spike or type of large nail used for someone who made sold or used such items or as a nickname for someone who resembled a spike i.e. a tall thin man. nickname perhaps for a butcher or for a rotund person from Middle English spic spik spiche ‘fat meat or bacon; lard animal fat’ (Old English spic).

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

Similar surnames: Pike, Spire, Spikes, Spink, Spille, Pipe, Spice, Spake, Pile, Soine

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Where is the Spike family from?

You can see how Spike families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spike family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spike families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Spike families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Spike's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Spike families in 1911.
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What did your Spike ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Spike. 40% of Spike men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Spike women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Spike. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spike 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 718 immigration records available for the last name Spike. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spike. For the veterans among your Spike ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spike lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Spike life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Spike in 1954 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

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