Spike Family History
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