Spanier Family History

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Spanier Name Meaning

regional name for someone from Spain, from German Spanier, Yiddish shpanyer ‘Spaniard’. possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker of brocade or a cloth merchant, from Yiddish shpanyer ‘brocade’.

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

Similar surnames: Granier, Swanger, Papier, Stanger, Panzer, Panter, Spader, Spenner

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Spanier Family Origin

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Spanier Family Occupations

What did your Spanier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Spanier.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Spanier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Spanier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spanier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Spanier. 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 Card

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

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Spanier Life Expectancy

What is the average Spanier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Spanier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spanier in 1944 was 34, and 85 in 2004.

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