Spark Family History
Spark Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English spark sperk ‘fiery particle spark’ (Old English spearca spærca sperca). It may have been used of a lively person or ironically of its opposite (such as Willelmus Dulle Sperke 1293); or it may have been given to someone who created sparks such as a blacksmith. English: topographic name for someone who lived by an area of shrubs or brushwood from Middle English sparke sperke Old English spearca. The term appears in placenames across England including Sparkhayne and Sparkwell in Devon a county where the surname Spark is well evidenced. 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 2nd edition, 2022