Spire Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall, thin man, from Middle English spir ‘stalk’, ‘stem’. This was apparently used as a personal name or byname, in view of the fact that there are patronymic derivatives. In some Middle English dialects this word also denoted reeds, and the surname may in part have been originally a topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area. The application to a church steeple is not attested before the 16th century, and is not a likely source of the surname. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Spiro.

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


Similar surnames: Shire, Spiro, Spike, Pipe, Pile, Wire, Spare, Spira, Score, Spark

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Spire Family Origin

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Spire Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spire family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spire. The most common Spire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Spire's were Farmers.

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Between 1949 and 2004, Spire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spire in 1949 was 37, and 95 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spire

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