Sperr Family History

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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

What did your Sperr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sperr.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Butcher

    20%
  • Cabinet Maker

    10%
  • Cloth Cutter

    10%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Sperr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sperr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sperr census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sperr. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sperr. For the veterans among your Sperr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sperr Life Expectancy

What is the average Sperr lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sperr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sperr 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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