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Sporn Family History

Sporn Name Meaning

German: possibly from Middle High German sporn ‘to spur’; of uncertain application. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sporn ‘spur’.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Stern, Thorn, Spark, Port, Spoon, Sporer, Schorn, Sperr, Spott

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Where is the Sporn family from?

You can see how Sporn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sporn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Sporn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Sporn families living in Kansas. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sporn's in the USA. Kansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Sporn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sporn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sporn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sporn. 15% of Sporn men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Sporn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sporn were Clerk and Operator.

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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
    15%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Operator
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sporn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sporn 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 Sporn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sporn. For the veterans among your Sporn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sporn lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sporn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sporn in 1957 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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