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Spiering Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from any of several places called Spier (named with the old element spir ‘(muddy) water’), notably Speyer (see Spier 4). metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, from Middle Low German spiring denoting a small salt-water fish; in some instances the surname may have arisen as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the fish.

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

Similar surnames: Spring, Piening, Pietig, Sinning, Scheuring, Pilling, Sperring

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Where is the Spiering family from?

You can see how Spiering families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spiering family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Spiering families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Spiering families living in Missouri. This was about 22% of all the recorded Spiering's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Spiering families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spiering surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spiering ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spiering. 34% of Spiering men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Spiering women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spiering were Carpenter and New Worker.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Spiering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spiering 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 917 immigration records available for the last name Spiering. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spiering. For the veterans among your Spiering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spiering lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Spiering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Spiering in 1956 was 46, and 62 in 2004.

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