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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 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Spilker family from?

You can see how Spilker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spilker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Spilker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Spilker families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Spilker's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Spilker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spilker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spilker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Spilker. 60% of Spilker 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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 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 Lists

There are 1,000 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 Cards

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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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.

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