Spahn Family History

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Spahn Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or for a roofer who applied wooden shingles, from Middle German span ‘chip’, ‘shaving’, ‘splinter’. nickname for a skinny person.

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

Similar surnames: Span, Spann, Spahr, Spang, Pahl, Spach, Stahl, Spark, Spada, Ahn

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Spahn Family Origin

Where is the Spahn family from?

Spahn Family Occupations

What did your Spahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spahn. The most common Spahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Spahn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spahn family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spahn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Spahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spahn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spahn. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Spahn. For the veterans among your Spahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spahn Life Expectancy

What is the average Spahn lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Spahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Spahn in 1942 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spahn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spahn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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