Spilker Family History

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Spilker Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a maker of spindles, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German spille ‘spindle’.

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

Similar surnames: Spiller, Spieker, Spille, Spier, Seiler, Spieler, Picker, Speller

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Spilker Family Origin

Where is the Spilker family from?

Spilker Family Occupations

What did your Spilker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spilker family was Section Man. Farm Labor, Painter and Potter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spilker. The most common Spilker occupation in Canada was Farm Labor. 20% of Spilker's were Farm Labors.

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  • Farm Labor

  • Painter

  • Potter

  • Section Man


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spilker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spilker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Spilker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spilker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Spilker. 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 Spilker. For the veterans among your Spilker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spilker Life Expectancy

What is the average Spilker lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Spilker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spilker in 1945 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spilker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spilker 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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