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Spoelstra Family History

Spoelstra Name Meaning
Frisian: probably a topographic name meaning ‘from the pool’, from an agent noun based on Middle Low German pol ‘(muddy) pool’, with excrescent initial -s. Compare Poelstra.

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

17,100 Historical Documents with Spoelstra on Ancestry.com
6,791 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
145 Military Records
452 Immigration Records
1,152 Census and Voter Lists
8,560 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Spoelstra Families

  • Number of Spoelstra families
     9 - 15
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Spoelstra last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Spoelstra Family Origin

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Spoelstra Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Spoelstra

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Spoelstra Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Spoelstra census records

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Military Service by Spoelstra

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