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Spiers Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Spier with post-medieval excrescent -s. German: variant of Spier

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


Similar surnames: Spier, Spiess, Speers, Stiers, Shiers, Speer, Syphers, Speirs, Miers

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Where is the Spiers family from?

You can see how Spiers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spiers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spiers families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Spiers families living in North Carolina. This was about 24% of all the recorded Spiers's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Spiers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spiers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spiers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spiers. 20% of Spiers men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Spiers women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spiers were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 68,000 census records available for the last name Spiers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spiers census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Spiers. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Spiers. For the veterans among your Spiers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spiers lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Spiers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Spiers in 1951 was 54, and 75 in 2004.

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