Sperling Family History

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Sperling Name Meaning

English and German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle English sparewe, Middle High German spar(e) ‘sparrow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sperling ‘sparrow’.

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


Similar surnames: Sparling, Spurling, Sterling, Spring, Vierling, Herling, Werling

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Sperling Family Origin

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Sperling Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Sperling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Sperling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sperling family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sperling.

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Sperling Historical Records

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Sperling Life Expectancy

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