Spinner Family History

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Spinner Name Meaning

English and South German: occupational name for a spinner of yarn, from the agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German spinnen ‘to spin’.

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

Similar surnames: Pinner, Sinner, Spenner, Skinner, Seiner, Springer, Spiller, Slinger

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Spinner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spinner name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Spinner Family Origin

Where is the Spinner family from?

Spinner Family Occupations

What did your Spinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Spinner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Spinner's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spinner. A less common occupation for the Spinner family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Spinner Historical Records

What Spinner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Spinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spinner 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Spinner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Spinner. For the veterans among your Spinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spinner Life Expectancy

What is the average Spinner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Spinner in 1944 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spinner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spinner 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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