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Spurgeon Name Meaning

English (Essex): apparently a variant of Spurden itself a possible nickname from Middle English spore spure (Old English spora spura) ‘spur’ or the derived verb sporen ‘to urge incite’ + daunce ‘dance’. Alternatively the first element may be spurnen spornen ‘stumble trip kick’ or ‘spurn reject’ with assimilation of the first -n- giving Spordaunce. However the change in the medial consonant of Spurgeon is difficult to explain without an intermediary Spurdion (or something similar) which is not on record and would be an irregular development of Spurden. The name may have been influenced by confusion with Pridgeon and Spridgeon but the evidence for this is slight.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Surgeon, Sturgeon, Spurgin, Sarge, Sturges, Surgent, Burgen, Burgon

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You can see how Spurgeon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spurgeon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spurgeon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Spurgeon families living in Ohio. This was about 63% of all the recorded Spurgeon's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Spurgeon families in 1840.
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What did your Spurgeon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spurgeon. 22% of Spurgeon men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Spurgeon women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spurgeon were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Maid
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What is the average Spurgeon lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Spurgeon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Spurgeon in 1950 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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