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Early Origins of the Spahr family

The surname Spahr was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the family became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Early History of the Spahr family

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Spahr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Spohrer, Spohr, Spehrer, Sperner, Sporrer, Sperrer, Sperger, Spohrger, Spehr, Spahrer, Spahr, Spehrmann, Spahrmann, Spohrmann, Sparmann, Spormann and many more.

Early Notables of the Spahr family

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Spahr Ranking

In the United States, the name Spahr is the 17,977th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Spahr migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Spahr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Spahr, who arrived in Maryland in 1753 2
  • John George Spahr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 2
  • Henrich Spahr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 2
Spahr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacb Spahr, aged 16, who landed in New York in 1854 2
  • David Spahr, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1854 2
  • Catherine Spahr, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1876 2
  • Albert Spahr, who arrived in America in 1882 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Spahr (post 1700) +

  • William Joseph Spahr (1921-2011), prominent American CIA analyst, author, and retired Army colonel
  • Charles E. "Charlie" Spahr (1913-2009), American instrumental in the building of the Alaskan Pipeline
  • Juliana Spahr (b. 1966), American poet, critic, and editor
  • Timothy B. Spahr, American astronomer
  • Richard Spahr, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Delhi Township, Michigan, 1957 3
  • Herman Louis Spahr (b. 1875), American politician, U.S. Consul in Breslau, 1906-14; Montevideo, 1916-17 3
  • George H. Spahr, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1908 3
  • Bo Spahr, American Democratic Party politician, Chair of Preston County Democratic Party, 1946 3

  • Emil Spahr (1919-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 4

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