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Spears Family History

Spears Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Spear.

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

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181,040 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
26,003 Military Records
6,682 Immigration Records
118,190 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Spears Families

  • Number of Spears families
     150 - 298
     51 - 149
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Spears families
     53 - 104
     18 - 52
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Spears families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Spears census records

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Spears 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 Spears 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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Spears Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Spears 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 Spears

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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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Spears Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Spears census records

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

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

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Spears 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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