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Spruce Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Prussia, Middle English Spruce, Sprewse. Compare German Preuss. The adjective spruce ‘neat’, ‘dapper’, which probably derives from an attributive use of the name of the country, is not recorded until the late 16th century, too late for it to be a likely source of the surname. The tree (earlier called spruce fir) has likewise only come to be known by this name in the last couple of centuries.

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

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Spruce Family Origin

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Spruce Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, the most common Spruce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Spruce's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Spruce family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Spruce.

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Spruce Historical Records

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Spruce Life Expectancy

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