Spicer Family History

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Spicer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a seller of spices, Middle English spic(i)er (a reduced form of Old French espicier, Late Latin speciarius, an agent derivative of species ‘spice’, ‘groceries’, ‘merchandise’). Jewish (from Poland): variant of Spitzer.

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

Similar surnames: Spier, Spiller, Spinner, Slicer, Spencer, Piper, Spieler, Spice

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Spicer Family Origin

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Spicer Family Occupations

What did your Spicer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spicer. The most common Spicer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Spicer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spicer family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Spicer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 174,000 census records available for the last name Spicer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spicer 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Spicer. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Spicer. For the veterans among your Spicer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spicer Life Expectancy

What is the average Spicer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Spicer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Spicer in 1943 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spicer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spicer 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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