Sparrow Family History

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Sparrow Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English sparewe ‘sparrow’, perhaps for a small, chirpy person, or else for someone bearing some fancied physical resemblance to a sparrow.

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

Similar surnames: Barrow, Sparr, Sharrow, Marrow, Scarrow, Sharlow, Yarrow, Garrow

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Sparrow Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sparrow name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sparrow. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Sparrow Family Origin

Where is the Sparrow family from?

Sparrow Family Occupations

What did your Sparrow ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sparrow family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sparrow. The most common Sparrow occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sparrow's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Sparrow Historical Records

What Sparrow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Sparrow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sparrow 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Sparrow. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Sparrow. For the veterans among your Sparrow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sparrow Life Expectancy

What is the average Sparrow lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sparrow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sparrow in 1953 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sparrow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sparrow 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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