Speakman Family History

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Speakman Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): nickname or occupational name for someone who acted as a spokesman, from Middle English spekeman ‘advocate’, ‘spokesman’ (from Old English specan to speak + mann ‘man’).

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

Similar surnames: Spearman, Speckman, Seaman, Steadman, Stearman, Spellman, Steckman

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Speakman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Speakman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Speakman. 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


  • Italy


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Speakman Family Origin

Where is the Speakman family from?

Speakman Family Occupations

What did your Speakman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Speakman Historical Records

What Speakman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Speakman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speakman 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Speakman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Speakman. For the veterans among your Speakman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Speakman Life Expectancy

What is the average Speakman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Speakman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Speakman in 1944 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Speakman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Speakman 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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