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Spratt Name Meaning

English: nickname for a small or insignificant person, from Middle English sprat ‘sprat’ (of uncertain origin).

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


Similar surnames: Sprott, Strutt, Spray, Pratt, Platt, Bratt, Spath, Prast, Syrett

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Where is the Spratt family from?

You can see how Spratt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spratt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spratt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Spratt families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Spratt's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Spratt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spratt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spratt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Spratt. 18% of Spratt men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Spratt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spratt were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Spratt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spratt 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Spratt. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Spratt. For the veterans among your Spratt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spratt lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Spratt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Spratt in 1947 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

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