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Sprague Name Meaning

English (Devon): nickname from Middle English sprag ‘brisk energetic’ a variant of Sprake with voicing of the -k- which survives in the 19th-century dialect word spragg ‘lively ingenious’. It was occasionally used in the 12th century as personal name recorded as Spreg' c. 1177–86.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Page, Sage, Scragg, Strange, Springle, Argue, Spray, Raque, Moragne

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Where is the Sprague family from?

You can see how Sprague families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sprague family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sprague families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 297 Sprague families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Sprague's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sprague families in 1840.
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What did your Sprague ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sprague. 15% of Sprague men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sprague women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sprague were Truck Driver and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Sprague. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Sprague. For the veterans among your Sprague ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sprague lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sprague life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sprague in 1941 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

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