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Sparger Family History

Sparger Name Meaning

American shortened and altered form of Swiss German Wolfensperger a variant of Wolfensberger or a shortened and altered form of Wolfersberger . Compare Spargur . In some cases possibly also German (Bavaria): from Middle High German spargel sparger ‘asparagus’ from Latin asparagus probably a metonymic occupational name for a grower of the vegetable or a nickname for a tall thin person. This surname is very rare in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Stanger, Spargur, Sanger, Sparer, Sperber, Starker, Sager, Swanger

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Where is the Sparger family from?

You can see how Sparger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sparger family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Sparger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Sparger families living in Ohio. This was about 75% of all the recorded Sparger's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sparger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sparger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sparger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sparger. 18% of Sparger men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Sparger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sparger were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Typist
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sparger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sparger 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 172 immigration records available for the last name Sparger. 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 711 military records available for the last name Sparger. For the veterans among your Sparger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sparger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sparger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Sparger in 1962 was 76, and 68 in 2004.

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