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Spoor Family History

Spoor Name Meaning

Dutch and English (Durham and Northumberland): metonymic occupational name for a maker of spurs a lorimer from Middle Dutch spore Middle English spore spure ‘spur’.

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


Similar surnames: Spohr, Spoon, Spurr, Stoop, Speer, Shoop, Spear, Sparr, Spock, Smoot

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Where is the Spoor family from?

You can see how Spoor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spoor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spoor families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 52 Spoor families living in New York. This was about 74% of all the recorded Spoor's in USA. New York had the highest population of Spoor families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spoor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spoor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spoor. 19% of Spoor men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Spoor women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spoor were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Spoor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spoor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spoor. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Spoor. For the veterans among your Spoor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spoor lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spoor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Spoor in 1944 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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