Spier Family History
Spier Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English spier(e) ‘spy watchman scout’ (Old French espierre espieur). English: variant of Spear . German: nickname for a physically small person from Middle Low German spīr ‘trifle small piece’. German: habitational name from any of several places called Spier named with the old element spir ‘(muddy) water’ notably the city in the Palatinate now spelled Speyer (see Speyer ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Spiro .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022