Spring Family History
Spring Name Meaning
English: nickname for a young man from Middle English Old English spring ‘young growth’. The word is first recorded in the 16th century but is quite likely much older. Compare Springett . English: topographic name from Middle English Old English spring used for someone who lived by a plantation of young trees or (less often) a spring of water. German and Danish: 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 a habitational name from Springe near Hanover. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Spring ‘spring well’ (compare 3 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press