Spies Family History

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Spies Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a spear maker, from Middle High German spiez ‘spear’, ‘pike’, or an occupational name from the same word in the sense ‘soldier armed with a spear’. habitational name from any of several places named Spies, in particular one near Nuremberg.

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

Similar surnames: Spier, Speer, Kries, Sykes, Sales, Fries, Pies, Stier, Bies, Spiess

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Spies Family Origin

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Spies Family Occupations

What did your Spies ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Spies occupation in the UK was Chemical Manuf And Merchant. 100% of Spies's were Chemical Manuf And Merchants.

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  • Chemical Manuf And Merchant


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

Spies Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Spies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spies 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Spies. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Spies. For the veterans among your Spies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spies Life Expectancy

What is the average Spies lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Spies life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Spies in 1949 was 60, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spies 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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