Speer is a surname.
- Ashkenazim : a spelling variation of Speyer, a name indicative of origin from the German city of Speyer
- Middle High German and Middle Dutch : 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, chief architect of Nazi Germany
- 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 statr 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
- Tommy 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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Famous quotes containing the word speer:
“Today, almost forty years later, I grow dizzy when I recall that the number of manufactured tanks seems to have been more important to me than the vanished victims of racism.”
—Albert Speer (19051981)