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Spain Name Meaning
(of Norman origin): habitational name from Épaignes in Eure, recorded in the Latin form Hispania in the 12th century. It seems to have been so called because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire.(of Norman origin): habitational name from Espinay in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, so called from a collective of Old French espine ‘thorn bush’.ethnic name for a Spaniard or, in the case of the Irish name, for someone returning from Spain (from Gaelic Spainneach ‘Spanish’); many Irish took refuge in Spain during the 17th century wars.

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

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81,279 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
28,919 Military Records
5,561 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Spain Families

  • Number of Spain families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spain families
     203 - 403
     68 - 202
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Spain families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Spain Family Origin

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Spain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Spain

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Spain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Spain Civil War Service Records

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