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Sprott Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: from the Old English personal name Sprot, of uncertain origin. It may be derived from Old English sprot ‘sprout’, ‘young shoot’. Northern Irish (County Down): variant of Spratt. German: probably a habitational name from places named Sprotte (Westphalia, Saxony-Anhalt), Sprotta (Silesia).

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


Similar surnames: Strutt, Sprout, Pott, Syrett, Sproat, Spratt, Spotts, Shott, Brott

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Where is the Sprott family from?

You can see how Sprott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sprott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sprott families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Sprott families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 47% of all the recorded Sprott's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sprott families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sprott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sprott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sprott. 21% of Sprott men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Sprott women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sprott were Salesman 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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Owner
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sprott. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sprott. For the veterans among your Sprott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sprott lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sprott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sprott in 1951 was 37, and 90 in 2004.

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