Speir Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: possibly, as Black suggests, an occupational name for a watchman from Old French espier ‘to watch’.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Speirs, Stein, Spear, Sperr, Spezia, Spehar, Stair, Sparr

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Speir Family Origin

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Speir Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    3%
  • Orange Planter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Speir occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Speir's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Speir family was Orange Planter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Speir.

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Speir Historical Records

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Speir Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Speir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Speir in 1953 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Speir

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