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Sparks Name Meaning

English:: variant of Spark with post-medieval excrescent -s. possibly a nickname from the plural form of Middle English spark ‘fiery particle’ perhaps given to a blacksmith.

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

Similar surnames: Spark, Starks, Parks, Marks, Spears, Spinks, Perks, Spires, Soares

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Where is the Sparks family from?

You can see how Sparks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sparks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sparks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 90 Sparks families living in Indiana. This was about 13% of all the recorded Sparks's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Sparks families in 1840.
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What did your Sparks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sparks. 18% of Sparks men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Sparks women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sparks were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 305,000 census records available for the last name Sparks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sparks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Sparks. 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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Draft Cards

There are 58,000 military records available for the last name Sparks. For the veterans among your Sparks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sparks lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sparks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sparks in 1941 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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