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Spader Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a spade maker or for someone who used a spade in his work, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German spade ‘spade’.

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

Similar surnames: Stader, Sadler, Seader, Lader, Bader, Hader, Brader, Nader, Trader

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Where is the Spader family from?

You can see how Spader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spader family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Spader families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Spader family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Spader's in the UK. London had the highest population of Spader families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spader surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spader ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spader. 30% of Spader men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Spader women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spader were Farm Laborer 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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What Spader family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Spader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spader census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 334 immigration records available for the last name Spader. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Spader. For the veterans among your Spader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spader lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Spader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spader in 1962 was 77, and 88 in 2004.

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