Spruce Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Price, Spence, Sprung, Grube, Croce, Stuck, Sprehe, Bruce, Struck

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Spruce Family Origin

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Spruce Family Occupations

What did your Spruce ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Spruce. 2% of Spruce men worked as a Farmer and 57% of Spruce women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spruce were General Labourer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Spruce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Spruce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spruce 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 991 immigration records available for the last name Spruce. 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 Spruce. For the veterans among your Spruce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Spruce Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Spruce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Spruce in 1951 was 51, and 63 in 2004.

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