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Speers Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant or patronymic form of Speer.

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


Similar surnames: Speirs, Speer, Spiers, Spees, Somers, Peers, Syphers, Peets, Spears

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Where is the Speers family from?

You can see how Speers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Speers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Speers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Speers families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Speers's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Speers families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Speers surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Speers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Speers. 18% of Speers men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Speers women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Speers were Farming and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Speers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speers 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Speers. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Speers. For the veterans among your Speers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Speers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Speers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Speers in 1941 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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