Spooner Family History

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Spooner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who covered roofs with wooden shingles, from an agent derivative of Middle English spoon ‘chip’, ‘splinter’. However, from the 14th century, under Scandinavian influence, the word had also begun to acquire its modern sense denoting the eating utensil, and in some cases the surname may have been acquired by someone who made spoons, typically from wood or horn.

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


Similar surnames: Spoon, Sonner, Spinner, Spenner, Pooler, Spoor, Nooner, Sommer

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Spooner Family Origin

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Spooner Family Occupations

What did your Spooner ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Spooner. 24% of Spooner men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Spooner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spooner were Machinist and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Clerk
    3%
  • Machinist
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Domestic
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Spooner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 142,000 census records available for the last name Spooner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spooner 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 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Spooner. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Spooner. For the veterans among your Spooner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spooner Life Expectancy

What is the average Spooner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spooner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Spooner in 1944 was 29, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spooner

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