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Sprang Family History

Sprang Name Meaning

German and Dutch: related to Old High German spranc Dutch sprang ‘spring’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or well. Dutch (Van Sprang): habitational name from Sprang in North Brabant.

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

Similar surnames: Spring, Sprung, Strang, Spreng, Strand, Spang, Spranger, Streng

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Where is the Sprang family from?

You can see how Sprang families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sprang family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sprang families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Sprang families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sprang's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sprang families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sprang surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sprang ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sprang. 29% of Sprang men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Sprang women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sprang were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sprang. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sprang 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 722 immigration records available for the last name Sprang. 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 Sprang. For the veterans among your Sprang ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sprang lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sprang life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sprang in 1950 was 52, and 92 in 2004.

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