Špehar families are Croats and they are mostly from Slunj area. According to some sources they are from Germany or Czechia. In the past century, relatively most of Croatian residents bearing this family name were born in Slunj area and in Zagreb. In places Soline and Špehari in Vrbovsko area nearly every inhabitant had the family name Špehar.
About 1600 people with faimily name Špehar live in Croatia today, in 670 households. There were 1500 of them in the middle of the past century, and their number increased by 10 percent. They are located in almost all Croatian counties, in 56 cities and 148 other places, mostly in Zagreb (295), Ogulin (65), Karlovac (60), Saborsko in Slunj area (55), and in Duga Resa (50).