Speiser Family History
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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