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Spinner Name Meaning

English (Kent) and South German: occupational name for a spinner of wool or yarn from the agent derivative of Middle English Middle High German spinnen ‘to spin’. Americanized form of French Canadian Spénard (see Spenard ).

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


Similar surnames: Pinner, Sinner, Spenner, Skinner, Seiner, Springer, Spiller, Slinger

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Where is the Spinner family from?

You can see how Spinner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spinner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spinner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Spinner families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Spinner's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Spinner families in 1911.
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What did your Spinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Stenographer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Spinner. 100% of Spinner 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 Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Spinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spinner 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 Spinner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Spinner. For the veterans among your Spinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spinner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Spinner in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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