Speer Family History
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Speer Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘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. German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer. Northern Irish: variant spelling of Speir.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press