Sproul Family History

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Sproul Name Meaning

Scottish: unexplained. The derivative ending in -s may be patronymic, in which case this is from an otherwise unrecorded medieval personal name.

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

Similar surnames: Sprouls, Sprott, Sprowls, Prouty, Spross, Sprout, Sproull, Sproule

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Sproul Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sproul name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sproul. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sproul Family Origin

Where is the Sproul family from?

Sproul Family Occupations

What did your Sproul ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Iron Moulder, Labourer and Bleacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sproul. A less common occupation for the Sproul family was Annuitant. The most common Sproul occupation in the UK was Iron Moulder. 4% of Sproul's were Iron Moulders.

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  • Iron Moulder

  • Labourer

  • Bleacher

  • Annuitant


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

Sproul Historical Records

What Sproul family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Sproul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sproul 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sproul. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sproul. For the veterans among your Sproul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sproul Life Expectancy

What is the average Sproul lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sproul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sproul in 1942 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sproul

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sproul 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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