Spicer Family History

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Spicer Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a seller of spices, Middle English spic(i)er (a reduced form of Old French espicier, Late Latin speciarius, an agent derivative of species ‘spice’, ‘groceries’, ‘merchandise’). Jewish (from Poland): variant of Spitzer.

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


Similar surnames: Spier, Spiller, Spinner, Slicer, Spencer, Piper, Spieler, Spice

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Spicer Family Origin

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Spicer Family Occupations

What did your Spicer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Spicer. 10% of Spicer men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Spicer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spicer were Cowman and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Cowman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Spicer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 174,000 census records available for the last name Spicer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spicer 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Spicer. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Spicer. For the veterans among your Spicer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spicer Life Expectancy

What is the average Spicer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Spicer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Spicer in 1943 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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