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Spring Surname Meaning

English: nickname for a young man from Middle English Old English spring ‘young growth’. The word is first recorded in the 16th century but is quite likely much older. Compare Springett . English: topographic name from Middle English Old English spring used for someone who lived by a plantation of young trees or (less often) a spring of water. German and Danish: from Middle High German sprinc Middle Low German sprink ‘spring well’ hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a spring or well or a habitational name from Springe near Hanover. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Spring ‘spring well’ (compare 3 above).

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

Similar surnames: Sprung, Sprang, Springer, Sprigg, Spreng, Ring, Hering, Springle

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Where is the Spring family from?

You can see how Spring families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spring family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Spring families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 165 Spring families living in Ontario. This was about 64% of all the recorded Spring's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Spring families in 1911.
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What did your Spring ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Spring. 48% of Spring men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Spring women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spring were Retired and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Spring. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spring 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Spring. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Spring. For the veterans among your Spring ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spring lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Spring life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Spring in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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