Spielman Family History

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Spielman Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a musician, tumbler or jester, from spelen ‘to play’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a musician, from German Spielmann ‘minstrel’, ‘musician’. Altered spelling of German Spielmann.

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

Similar surnames: Appelman, Spellman, Speelman, Spillman, Spilman, Selman, Stillman

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Spielman Family Origin

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Spielman Family Occupations

What did your Spielman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Butler, Civil & Mechanical Engine and Stock Exchange were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spielman. A less common occupation for the Spielman family was Waiter. The most common Spielman occupation in the UK was Butler. 25% of Spielman's were Butlers.

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  • Butler

  • Civil & Mechanical Engine

  • Stock Exchange

  • Waiter


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

Spielman Historical Records

What Spielman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Spielman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spielman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Spielman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Spielman. For the veterans among your Spielman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spielman Life Expectancy

What is the average Spielman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Spielman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spielman in 1948 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spielman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spielman 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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