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Springer Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Spring, Sprunger, Stringer, Slinger, Pranger, Sprenger, Strenger

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Where is the Springer family from?

You can see how Springer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Springer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Springer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Springer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Springer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Springer families in 1840.
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What did your Springer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Springer. 15% of Springer men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Springer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Springer were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Springer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Springer 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Springer. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Springer. For the veterans among your Springer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Springer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Springer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Springer in 1940 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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