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Spilde Family History

Spilde Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads in Hordaland named probably from Old Norse spildr denoting a natural formation forming a right angle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Slinde, Velde, Pille, Pile, Gilde, Stile, Spindle, Milde, Saile

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Where is the Spilde family from?

You can see how Spilde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spilde family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Spilde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 40 Spilde families living in Iowa. This was about 77% of all the recorded Spilde's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Spilde families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spilde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spilde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spilde. 57% of Spilde men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Spilde women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spilde were Labor and Waitress. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spilde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spilde 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Spilde. 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 177 military records available for the last name Spilde. For the veterans among your Spilde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spilde lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Spilde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spilde in 1962 was 76, and 88 in 2004.

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