Sparling Family History

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Sparling Name Meaning

English: nickname from a diminutive of Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’ (see Sparrow). Altered form of German Sperling.

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

Similar surnames: Sperling, Spurling, Starling, Spring, Darling, Sparlin, Spratling

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Sparling Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sparling name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sparling. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Sparling Family Origin

Where is the Sparling family from?

Sparling Family Occupations

What did your Sparling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sparling family was Carpenter. The most common Sparling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Sparling's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sparling.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sparling ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sparling Historical Records

What Sparling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Sparling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sparling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sparling. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sparling. For the veterans among your Sparling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sparling Life Expectancy

What is the average Sparling lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sparling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sparling in 1952 was 44, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sparling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sparling ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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