Spittle Family History

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Spittle Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who was employed at a lodging house, from Middle English spital ‘lodging house’ (a reduced form of Old French hospital, Late Latin hospitale, from hostis, genitive hospitis, guest). Americanized spelling of eastern German Spittel, metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in an infirmary, from Middle High German spital, spittel ‘hospital’.

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

Similar surnames: Spittler, Spindle, Spitale, Spille, Little, Spiller, Smittle, Saile

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Spittle Family Origin

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Spittle Family Occupations

What did your Spittle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Spittle family was Baker. Farmer, Machinist and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spittle. The most common Spittle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Spittle's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Machinist

  • Miner

  • Baker


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

Spittle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Spittle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spittle 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spittle. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spittle. For the veterans among your Spittle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spittle Life Expectancy

What is the average Spittle lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Spittle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Spittle in 1955 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spittle 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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