Spens Family History

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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

What did your Spens ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Annuitant

  • Dressmaker

  • Engraver (Artis)

  • Fly Propritor


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

Spens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Spens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Spens

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spens. 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 532 military records available for the last name Spens. For the veterans among your Spens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spens Life Expectancy

What is the average Spens lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spens 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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