Spear Name Meaning

English: from Middle English spere ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Pear, Shear, Sperr, Stead, Spoor, Soper, Fear, Spohr, Spears

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Spear Family Origin

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Spear Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spear family was Carpenter. The most common Spear occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Spear's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spear.

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Spear Historical Records

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Spear Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Spear life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Spear in 1940 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spear

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