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Spier Surname Origin
Spere, to ask, to inquire; a word used formerly in Scotland and the north of Ireland. The name may be from spear, a long-pointed weapon used in war, and given for some exploit in battle, or taken from a sign over an inn. 'John at the Spear.'
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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