Sprott Family History

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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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Sprott Family Origin

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Sprott Family Occupations

What did your Sprott ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sprott occupation in the UK was Labourer. 13% of Sprott's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sprott family was Solicitor. Labourer, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sprott.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Solicitor


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

Sprott Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sprott. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sprott 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sprott. 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 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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Sprott Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sprott

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