Spier

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Spier (plural Spiers)

  1. A surname.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Spier is the 16939th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 1679 individuals. Spier is most common among White (95.18%) individuals.

Anagrams[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested as in spehoerne in 1212. Potentially a compound of Middle Dutch spieden (spy, observe) and horn (corner). The toponym might thus refer to a lookout point.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /spir/, [spiːr]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Spier
  • Rhymes: -ir
  • Homophone: spier

Proper noun[edit]

Spier n

  1. A village in Midden-Drenthe, Drenthe, Netherlands.

References[edit]

  • van Berkel, Gerard; Samplonius, Kees (2018) Nederlandse plaatsnamen verklaard (in Dutch), Mijnbestseller.nl, →ISBN