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Spire Surname Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): from Middle English spir(e) ‘stalk or stem of a plant especially one of a tall and slender growth’ (Old English spir) perhaps used as a nickname for a tall slender man. Compare Spearing . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Spiro .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Shire, Spiro, Spike, Pipe, Pile, Wire, Spare, Spira, Score, Spark

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Where is the Spire family from?

You can see how Spire families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spire family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spire families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Spire families living in Middlesex. This was about 26% of all the recorded Spire's in United Kingdom. Middlesex had the highest population of Spire families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spire surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spire ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Newsagent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Spire. 100% of Spire men worked as a Newsagent and 91% of Spire women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Newsagent

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Spire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 669 immigration records available for the last name Spire. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 520 military records available for the last name Spire. For the veterans among your Spire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spire lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Spire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spire in 1949 was 37, and 95 in 2004.

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