Spier Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English (e)spi(en) ‘to watch’, hence an occupational name for a lookout or watchman, or a nickname for a nosy person. Scottish: variant spelling of Spear. German: nickname for a small person, from Middle Low German spir ‘trifle’, ‘small piece’. German: habitational name from any of several places named Spier, notably the city in the Palatinate, now spelled Speyer (see Speyer, Spiering). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Spiro.

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


Similar surnames: Speer, Stier, Spies, Spicer, Shier, Steer, Spiller, Pier, Lier

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Spier Family Origin

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Spier Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Spier family was Farmer. The most common Spier occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 14% of Spier's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spier.

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Spier Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Spier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Spier in 1946 was 49, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spier

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