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Spiro Family History

Spiro Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Shpire, the Yiddish name of the German city of Speyer. This surname appears in central Europe in the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Spire, Spitz, Sapiro, Spira, Spiros, Sporn, Spirko, Spero, Pino

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Where is the Spiro family from?

You can see how Spiro families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spiro family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Spiro families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Spiro families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Spiro's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Spiro families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spiro surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spiro ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spiro. 23% of Spiro men worked as a Salesman and 21% of Spiro women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spiro were Manager and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    21%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Spiro. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Spiro. For the veterans among your Spiro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spiro lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Spiro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Spiro in 1958 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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