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The roots of the distinguished surname Speicher lie in the former duchy of Swabia, where the name is believed to have first emerged. The name has two possible origins. Firstly, it may be derived from the Middle High German "spicher," meaning "granary"; in this instance, the name would have been originally borne by a corn grinder. Alternatively, the name may be derived from "Spiecher," a place name borne by towns in both West Germany and the Swiss Alps. In this case, the name would have been originally borne by someone who hailed from one of these towns.

Speicher Early Origins



The surname Speicher was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Konrad Speicher, who was living in Konstanz in 1388. The young Speicher family was instrumental during this early period, playing a crucial role in the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Speicher Spelling Variations


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Speicher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Speicher, Speichert, Spiecker and others.

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Speicher Early History


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Speicher Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Speicher research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 138 and 1388 are included under the topic Early Speicher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Speicher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Speicher Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Speicher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Speicher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Speicher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Speicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Speicher, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Speicher, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Speicher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elsia Speicher, aged 16, who landed in America from Allfeld, Germany, in 1907
  • Basie Speicher, aged 9, who settled in America from Borzslaw, Austria, in 1908
  • Anna Speicher, aged 20, who landed in America from Zeutern, Germany, in 1909
  • Emma Speicher, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Allfeld, Germany, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Speicher (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Speicher (post 1700)



  • Clifton T. Speicher (1931-1952), United States Army soldier in the Korean War
  • Michael Scott Speicher (1957-1991), United States Navy pilot
  • Eugene Edward Speicher (1883-1962), well-known American painter
  • Paul E Speicher (b. 1905), American union official
  • Georges Speicher (1907-1978), French cyclist who won the 1933 Tour de France

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Speicher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Speicher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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