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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈʃeɪk.spɪɹ/

Meaning & History

From a nickname for a warlike person, from Old English scacan "to shake" and spere "spear". A famous bearer was the English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616).