Speer Family History
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 . Irish (northern): variant of Speir . English (London): variant of Spear .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022