Sperr Name Meaning

South German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a jailer, from Middle High German sperre ‘bolt’, ‘clip’, sperren ‘to lock or shut’.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Sparr, Serr, Spear, Sperl, Spurr, Sporer, Stern, Sporn, Spetz

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Sperr Family Origin

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Sperr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Butcher

    20%
  • Cabinet Maker

    10%
  • Cloth Cutter

    10%

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In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sperr. The most common Sperr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sperr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sperr family was Cloth Cutter.

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Sperr Historical Records

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Sperr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1959 and 2004, Sperr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sperr in 1959 was 51, and 93 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sperr

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