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Spark Surname Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English spark sperk ‘fiery particle spark’ (Old English spearca spærca sperca). It may have been used of a lively person or ironically of its opposite (such as Willelmus Dulle Sperke 1293); or it may have been given to someone who created sparks such as a blacksmith. English: topographic name for someone who lived by an area of shrubs or brushwood from Middle English sparke sperke Old English spearca. The term appears in placenames across England including Sparkhayne and Sparkwell in Devon a county where the surname Spark is well evidenced. German: nickname either from Middle High German spar ‘sparrow’ (see Sparrow ) or from Middle Low German sparke ‘spark’. Compare 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Sparr, Stark, Park, Spack, Star, Sark, Spann, Slack, Spach, Bark

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Where is the Spark family from?

You can see how Spark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spark families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 68 Spark families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Spark's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Spark families in 1911.
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What did your Spark ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Spark. 35% of Spark men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Spark women worked as a Housewife. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
    100%
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There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Spark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Spark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Spark. For the veterans among your Spark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spark lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Spark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Spark in 1963 was 78, and 60 in 2004.

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