Spiller Family History

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Spiller Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a tumbler or jester, from an agent derivative of Middle English spill(en) ‘to play, jest, or sport’ (Old English spilian). English: nickname for a destructive or wasteful person, from an agent derivative of the homonymous Middle English spill(en) ‘to spoil, waste, or squander’ (Old English spillan). German and Dutch: occupational name for a spindle maker, a variant of Spille with the addition of the agent suffix -er. In some cases a variant of German Spieler.

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

Similar surnames: Speller, Spieler, Spille, Spilker, Peller, Diller, Stiller, Tiller

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Spiller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spiller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Spiller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • European Jewish


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Spiller Family Origin

Where is the Spiller family from?

Spiller Family Occupations

What did your Spiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spiller. The most common Spiller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Spiller's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spiller family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Spiller ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Spiller Historical Records

What Spiller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Spiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spiller census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Spiller. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Spiller. For the veterans among your Spiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spiller Life Expectancy

What is the average Spiller lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Spiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Spiller in 1940 was 21, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spiller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spiller ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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