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Spross Name Meaning

German: probably a nickname (or earlier a personal name also) from Middle High German spross ‘scion descendant’.

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


Similar surnames: Ross, Bross, Gross, Stoss, Prost, Ploss, Tross, Sprott, Pross, Dross

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Where is the Spross family from?

You can see how Spross families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spross family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Spross families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Spross families living in New York. This was about 68% of all the recorded Spross's in USA. New York had the highest population of Spross families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spross surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spross ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spross. 36% of Spross men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Spross women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spross were Retired and Packer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Printer
    12%
  • Retired
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    50%
  • Typist
    25%
  • Packer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spross. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spross 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 230 immigration records available for the last name Spross. 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 321 military records available for the last name Spross. For the veterans among your Spross ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spross lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Spross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Spross in 1963 was 78, and 64 in 2004.

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