Speer

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This article is about the surname. For other uses, see Speer (disambiguation).

Speer is a surname.

Ashkenazim (pronounced [ˈʃpɛr]): a spelling variation of Speyer, a name indicative of origin from the German city of Speyer
Middle High German and Middle Dutch (pronounced [ˈspeːr]): sper, meaning "spear"
Scottish and northern Irish /ˈspɪər/: a spelling variation of Speir, from the Old French espier meaning "to watch"

Notable people with the surname include:

  • Albert Speer, German architect, Minister of Armaments and War Production of Nazi Germany from 1942 to 1945
  • Albert Speer, Jr., a German architect and city planner, son of Albert Speer
  • Bill Speer, a retired professional ice hockey player
  • Christopher Speer, Sergeant First Class (SFC), a U.S. special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan
  • Dieter Speer, a former German biathlete
  • Emory Speer, a U.S. politician, soldier and lawyer who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1878 to 1882
  • Floyd Speer, also known as Floyd Vernie Speer, a U.S. professional baseball pitcher
  • Daniel Speer, also known as Georg Daniel Speer, a German composer and writer of the Baroque
  • Hilde Schramm née Speer, a German politician and daughter of Albert Speer
  • Hugo Speer, an English actor, born in 1969
  • Jack Speer, also known as John “Jack” Bristol Speer, a judge, Washington state representative and a science fiction fan and historian, who wrote the first history of science fiction fandom
  • Jillian Speer, a U.S. singer-songwriter and musician
  • Margret Nissen née Speer, a German photographer and daughter of Albert Speer
  • Noah Wyle, also known as Noah Strausser Speer Wyle, a U.S. TV and film actor
  • Peter Moore Speer, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Richard Speer, a U.S. author and journalist
  • Robert Elliott Speer, a U.S. religious leader (1867–1947) and authority on missions
  • Robert Milton Speer, a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania during the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses
  • Robert W. Speer, also known as Robert Walter Speer, mayor of Denver, Colorado from 1904–1912
  • Roy Speer, the financial backing behind the Home Shopping Network
  • Scott Speer, an American music video director
  • Stewie Speer, an Australian drummer best known as a member of the 1960s–70s group Max Merritt & The Meteors
  • The Speer Family, a Southern Gospel family group founded in 1921
  • Thomas J. Speer, also known as Thomas Jefferson Speer, a U.S. Representative from Georgia
  • Tom Speer, a U.S. professional mixed martial artist
  • W.G. Speer, the second head football coach for the Fort Hays State University Tigers in Hays, Kansas

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