Spier Family History
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Spier Name Meaning
English: from an agent derivative of Middle English (e)spi(en) ‘to watch’, hence an occupational name for a lookout or watchman, or a nickname for a nosy person. Scottish: variant spelling of Spear. German: nickname for a small person, from Middle Low German spir ‘trifle’, ‘small piece’. German: habitational name from any of several places named Spier, notably the city in the Palatinate, now spelled Speyer (see Speyer, Spiering). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Spiro.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press