George Speer

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When George Speer was born in 1772, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Leven Speer, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Curtis, was 31.

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Leven Speer
Sarah Curtis
Scynthia "Licia" Bowen Speer
Leven Speer Jr
Joshua Speer
Soloman Speer
U K Speer
John Speer
George Speer
Leaven Speer
Rachel Speer
Sala or Sarah Frances Speer
Sala Solomon Speer

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    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    North Carolina is the 12th state.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    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.

    German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a sparrow, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Speyer .

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

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