Sprenger Family History

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Sprenger Name Meaning

North German form of Springer 1. Occupational name for a stoneworker, from Middle High German sprengen (causative of springen) ‘to break up’, ‘blast’.

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

Similar surnames: Strenger, Sprengel, Springer, Spenner, Saenger, Stenger, Pranger

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Sprenger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sprenger name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Sprenger Family Origin

Where is the Sprenger family from?

Sprenger Family Occupations

What did your Sprenger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sprenger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Sprenger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sprenger family was Beer Bottler. Farmer, Keeping House and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sprenger.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoe Maker

  • Beer Bottler


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

Sprenger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Sprenger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sprenger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sprenger. 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 Card

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

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Sprenger Life Expectancy

What is the average Sprenger lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sprenger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sprenger in 1947 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sprenger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sprenger 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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