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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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Where is the Spicer family from?

You can see how Spicer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spicer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spicer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 84 Spicer families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Spicer's in USA. New York had the highest population of Spicer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spicer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spicer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spicer. 19% of Spicer men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Spicer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spicer were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    5%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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