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Spille Family History

Spille Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a spindle maker from Middle Low German spinele spille ‘spindle’. In some cases the surname may have arisen from a nickname for a very thin person or someone with spindly legs.

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

Similar surnames: Spiller, Pille, Pelle, Still, Selle, Speller, Spilker, Faille, Spire

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Where is the Spille family from?

You can see how Spille families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spille family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Spille families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 12 Spille families living in Wisconsin. This was about 24% of all the recorded Spille's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Spille families in 1880.
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What did your Spille ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spille. 37% of Spille men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Spille women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spille were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Farm
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Needle Turner
  • Nurse
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spille. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spille 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 632 immigration records available for the last name Spille. 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 463 military records available for the last name Spille. For the veterans among your Spille ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spille lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Spille life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Spille in 1958 was 57, and 85 in 2004.

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