John William Speer

1723–1771 (Age 48)
County Down, Ireland

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Speer was born in 1723, in County Down, Ireland, his father, John Speer, was 30 and his mother, Mary, was -37. He married Margaret Houston in 1744. He died in 1771, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 48.

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John William Speer
1723–1771
Elinor Carlton
1733–1833
Marriage: 1748
William Speer
1747–1830
James Speer
1754–
Rebecca Speer
1756–
John William Speer
1748–1842
John William Speer (Spiers)
1748–
Alexander Speer
1750–

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    Male1693–1764Male

    Female1760–1850Female

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Name Meaning

1 German and Dutch: from Middle High German, Middle Dutch sper ‘spear’, hence a nickname for a tall, thin person, or else for a skilled user of the hunting spear. In part it may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a maker of spears.2 German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Speyer
Speir
Speers

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