Spence Family History

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Spence Name Meaning

English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a servant employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’, ‘storeroom’ (a reduced form of Old French despense, from a Late Latin derivative of dispendere, past participle dispensus, ‘to weigh out or dispense’).

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


Similar surnames: Spencer, Speake, Bence, Sconce, Spruce, Dence, Speck, Ponce, Pesce

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Spence Family Origin

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Spence Family Occupations

What did your Spence ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spence family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spence. The most common Spence occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Spence's were Farmers.

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Spence Historical Records

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Spence Life Expectancy

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