Spong Family History

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Spong Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English spong ‘narrow strip of land’, or a habitational name from Spong Farm in Elmstead, Kent, which is named with this word. Swedish: topographic or ornamental name from spång ‘footbridge’, ‘plank’.

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

Similar surnames: Tong, Pont, Spang, Song, Spina, Son, Sprung, Skog, Span, Sprang

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Spong Family Origin

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Spong Family Occupations

What did your Spong ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Spong occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Spong's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spong. A less common occupation for the Spong family was Plasterer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Plasterer


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

Spong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Spong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spong 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Spong. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Spong. For the veterans among your Spong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spong Life Expectancy

What is the average Spong lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Spong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spong in 1951 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Spong

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spong 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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