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Spark Family History

Spark Name Meaning

Northern English: from the Old Norse byname or personal name Sparkr ‘sprightly’, ‘vivacious’. German: nickname either from Middle High German spar ‘sparrow’ (see Sparrow) or from Middle Low German sparke ‘spark’. Compare 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Sparr, Stark, Park, Spack, Star, Sark, Spann, Slack, Spach, Bark

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Where is the Spark family from?

You can see how Spark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spark families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Spark families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Spark's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Spark families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spark surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spark ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spark. 25% of Spark men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Spark women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spark were Labor 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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Spark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spark 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Spark. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Spark. For the veterans among your Spark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spark lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Spark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Spark in 1963 was 78, and 60 in 2004.

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