Sponsel Family History

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Sponsel Name Meaning

German: contracted form of Spannseil, a metonymic occupational name for a rope maker, from Middle High German span ‘wood chip’ or spannen ‘to pull’, ‘tighten’ + seil ‘rope’.

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


Similar surnames: Spindel, Sensel, Sponseller, Sporer, Spinner, Sinsel, Sobel, Stoppel

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Sponsel Family Origin

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Sponsel Family Occupations

What did your Sponsel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sponsel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Sponsel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sponsel family was Tailor. Farmer, Keeping House and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sponsel.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Saloon Keeper

    13%
  • Tailor

    13%

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

Sponsel Historical Records

What Sponsel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sponsel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sponsel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Sponsel

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sponsel. 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 Sponsel. For the veterans among your Sponsel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sponsel Life Expectancy

What is the average Sponsel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sponsel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sponsel in 1951 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sponsel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sponsel 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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