Spencer Family History

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Spencer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone employed in the pantry of a great house or monastery, from Middle English spense ‘larder’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Spence, Spenner, Penner, Speller, Speiser, Spicer, Stenner, Pender

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Spencer Family Origin

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Spencer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

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

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Spencer Historical Records

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Spencer Life Expectancy

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Famous Spencer Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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