Sponholz Family History

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Sponholz Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for someone who split wood (for shingles, for example) or cut or sold wood for splitting, from Middle High German span ‘(wood) chip’, ‘shaving’, ‘splinter’ + holz ‘wood’; alternatively a habitational name from a place so named (Spohnholz) in Mecklenburg .

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

Similar surnames: Kienholz, Sponsel, Rebholz, Spainhour, Shanholtz, Spindel, Aronhalt

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Sponholz Family Origin

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Sponholz Family Occupations

What did your Sponholz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sponholz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Sponholz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Fire Ins. Agt. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sponholz. A less common occupation for the Sponholz family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Fire Ins. Agt.

  • Tailor


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Sponholz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sponholz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sponholz 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Sponholz. 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 485 military records available for the last name Sponholz. For the veterans among your Sponholz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sponholz Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sponholz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Sponholz in 1951 was 100, and 77 in 2004.

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