Spalding Family History

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Spalding Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from a place in Lincolnshire, so called from the Old English tribal name Spaldingas ‘people of the district called Spald’. The district name probably means ‘ditches’, referring to drainage channels in the fenland.

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

Similar surnames: Skelding, Pilling, Walding, Spedding, Stelling, Spring, Golding

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Spalding Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spalding name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Spalding. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Spalding Family Origin

Where is the Spalding family from?

Spalding Family Occupations

What did your Spalding ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spalding family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spalding. The most common Spalding occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Spalding's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Spalding Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Spalding. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spalding 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Spalding. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Spalding. For the veterans among your Spalding ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spalding Life Expectancy

What is the average Spalding lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Spalding life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Spalding in 1940 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spalding

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spalding 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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