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Springer Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Spring, Sprunger, Stringer, Slinger, Pranger, Sprenger, Strenger

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Springer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Springer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Springer. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Springer Family Origin

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Springer Family Occupations

What did your Springer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Springer family was Servant. The most common Springer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Springer's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Springer.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Student

  • Servant


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

Springer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 151,000 census records available for the last name Springer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Springer 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Springer. 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 35,000 military records available for the last name Springer. For the veterans among your Springer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Springer Life Expectancy

What is the average Springer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Springer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Springer in 1940 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Springer 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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