1. My 10th great grand aunt was Joane Mildenhall (1661-1731). While most of her siblings migrated to America, she stayed back in England where she married John Spiers Jr. (1661-1703). They had 3 children. I don't know much about the Spiers family, except that they were (obviously) from England.
The Internet Surname Database:
The name Spier comes from the Medieval English "espein" which means watchman. William le Spiour is the first recorded "Spier"- in 1302- of Yorkshire.
House of Names:
Spelling Variations: Speir, Spier, Spears, Spiers, Speer, Speres, Spire, Spires, Speyer, Speier and many more.
Spiers Surname Meaning and Statistics:
31,036th Most common name in the world.
Approx. 9,497 people bear this name.
Most prevalent in: England
Highest density: Scotland
Find a Grave:
I only searched the name with my spelling: it came up with 2,121 total results for the surname Spiers.