Speyer Family History

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Speyer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from the German city of Speyer, which had a large Jewish population in the Middle Ages.

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

Similar surnames: Speer, Speyrer, Seyer, Speier, Spieler, Meyer, Geyer, Saeger, Steuer

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Speyer Family Origin

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Speyer Family Occupations

What did your Speyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Speyer occupation in the USA was Tailor. 11% of Speyer's were Tailors. Tailor, Blacksmith and Bookbinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Speyer. A less common occupation for the Speyer family was Butcher.

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  • Tailor

  • Blacksmith

  • Bookbinder

  • Butcher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Speyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Speyer Historical Records

What Speyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Speyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Speyer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Speyer. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Speyer. For the veterans among your Speyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Speyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Speyer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Speyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Speyer in 1949 was 25, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Speyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Speyer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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