Spring Family History

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Spring Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Early examples, as for example William Spring (Yorkshire 1280), all point to a personal name or nickname, perhaps going back to an Old English byname derived from the verb springan ‘to jump or leap’ (see Springer 1). Alternatively, it could be a topographic name from Middle English spring ‘young wood’, ‘spring’. Compare Springer. Reaney derives the surname from the word denoting the season, although the word is not attested in this sense until the 16th century, the usual Middle English word being lenten. Compare Lenz. The surname has also been established in Ireland (County Kerry) for several centuries. German: from Middle High German sprinc, Middle Low German sprink ‘spring’, ‘well’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or well, or habitational name from Springe near Hannover. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Springer.

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

Similar surnames: Sprung, Sprang, Springer, Sprigg, Spreng, Ring, Hering, Springle

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Spring Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Spring name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Spring. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Spring Family Origin

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Spring Family Occupations

What did your Spring ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spring. A less common occupation for the Spring family was Carpenter. The most common Spring occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Spring's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Spring Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Spring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spring 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Spring. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Spring. For the veterans among your Spring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spring Life Expectancy

What is the average Spring lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Spring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spring in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Spring 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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