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Spear Family History

Spear Name Meaning
English: from Middle English spere ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear.

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

551,191 Historical Documents with Spear on Ancestry.com
127,131 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
18,231 Military Records
8,839 Immigration Records
106,934 Census and Voter Lists
290,056 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Spear Families

  • Number of Spear families
     128 - 254
     43 - 127
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spear families
     136 - 270
     46 - 135
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Spear families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Spear census records

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Spear Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Spear families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Spear Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Spear families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Spear

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Spear Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Spear census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Spear ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Spear Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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