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Speiser Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a steward in charge of the supply and distribution of provisions in a great house or monastery, from an agent derivative of Middle High German spise ‘food’, ‘supplies’, (via Old High German from a reduced form of Late Latin expe(n)sa (pecunia) ‘(money) expended’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grocer, from a later semantic development of the same word as in 1.

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


Similar surnames: Peiser, Seider, Leiser, Seiger, Preiser, Spicer, Spier, Seiler

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Where is the Speiser family from?

You can see how Speiser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Speiser family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Speiser families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Speiser families living in Illinois. This was about 14% of all the recorded Speiser's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Speiser families in 1880.
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What did your Speiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Speiser. 21% of Speiser men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Speiser women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Speiser were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    21%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    26%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • Packer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Speiser. 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 Speiser. For the veterans among your Speiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Speiser lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Speiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Speiser in 1957 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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