Spens Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Spence.

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


Similar surnames: Spiers, Soens, Sens, Spera, Speer, Penso, Skeans, Speir, Speirs

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Spens Family Origin

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Spens Family Occupations

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  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Dressmaker

    6%
  • Engraver (Artis)

    6%
  • Fly Propritor

    6%

In 1881, Annuitant, Dressmaker and Engraver (Artis) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spens. A less common occupation for the Spens family was Fly Propritor. The most common Spens occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 6% of Spens's were Annuitants.

Source: Census data for Spens | Data not to scale

Spens Historical Records

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Spens Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Spens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Spens in 1960 was 48, and 59 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spens

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