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Sparer Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a frugal person from German sparen ‘to save to economize’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Spare, Sparber, Sparger, Speer, Starker, Spader, Starr, Sprauer

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Where is the Sparer family from?

You can see how Sparer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sparer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sparer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sparer family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sparer's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Sparer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sparer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sparer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sparer. 14% of Sparer men worked as a Salesman and 31% of Sparer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sparer were Lawyer and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Typist
  • Technician
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sparer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sparer 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 424 immigration records available for the last name Sparer. 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 341 military records available for the last name Sparer. For the veterans among your Sparer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sparer lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sparer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sparer in 1958 was 57, and 89 in 2004.

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