Shakespeare Family History
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Shakespeare Name Meaning
English: from Middle English schak(k)en ‘to brandish’ + speer ‘spear’, nickname for a belligerent person or perhaps a bawdy nickname for an exhibitionist or womanizer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Makepeace, Hastert, Rakestraw, Blakeslee, Speare, Saenger, Shephard