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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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Where is the Spiller family from?

You can see how Spiller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spiller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spiller families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 24 Spiller families living in Massachusetts. This was about 30% of all the recorded Spiller's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Spiller families in 1840.
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What did your Spiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spiller. 18% of Spiller men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Spiller women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spiller were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cook
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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