Sperring Family History

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Sperring Name Meaning

English (Somerset): metonymic occupational name for a spurrier (a maker of spurs), from Old French esporon, esperun ‘spur’.

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

Similar surnames: Skerritt, Perrin, Sperling, Herring, Spiering, Spedding, Sherrin

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Sperring Family Origin

Where is the Sperring family from?

Sperring Family Occupations

What did your Sperring ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sperring family was Stone Mason. Farmer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sperring. The most common Sperring occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Sperring's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Stone Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sperring ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sperring Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sperring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sperring census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sperring. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Sperring Life Expectancy

What is the average Sperring lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Sperring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sperring in 1963 was 75, and 65 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sperring

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sperring ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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