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Sperring Name Meaning

English (Somerset): metonymic occupational name for a spurrier (a maker of spurs), from Old French esporon, esperun ‘spur’.

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


Similar surnames: Skerritt, Perrin, Sperling, Herring, Spiering, Spedding, Sherrin

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Where is the Sperring family from?

You can see how Sperring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sperring family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sperring families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 34 Sperring families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 59% of all the recorded Sperring's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sperring families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sperring surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sperring ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and None were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sperring. 39% of Sperring men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sperring women worked as a None. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sperring were Truck Driver and Invalid.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • None
    50%
  • Invalid
    50%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Sperring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sperring 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sperring. 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 871 military records available for the last name Sperring. For the veterans among your Sperring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sperring lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Sperring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sperring in 1963 was 75, and 65 in 2003.

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