Spearman Family History

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Spearman Name Meaning

occupational name for a soldier armed with a spear, from Middle English spere ‘spear’ + man. from the Middle English, Old English personal name Spereman, of the same origin as the occupational name above.

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

Similar surnames: Speakman, Stearman, Dearman, Seaman, Sherman, Sturman, Speckman

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Spearman Family Origin

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Spearman Family Occupations

What did your Spearman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Silk Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spearman. A less common occupation for the Spearman family was Ag Laborer. The most common Spearman occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 11% of Spearman's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Silk Weaver

  • Ag Laborer


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

Spearman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Spearman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spearman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Spearman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spearman. For the veterans among your Spearman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spearman Life Expectancy

What is the average Spearman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Spearman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Spearman in 1945 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spearman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spearman 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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