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Where did the Scottish Sproule family come from? What is the Scottish Sproule family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sproule family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sproule family history?The Sproule surname is generally thought to be a habitational name for one who came from "Spreull," a now extinct parish in Scotland. It is also possible that this surname is of nickname origin, derived from the Middle English word "spraule" indicating "one who walked or moved in a jerky or convulsive manner."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sproul, Sproule, Sprool, Spreul, Spruell,Sprewell, Spreull, Spreall, Sprall, Sproull and many more.
First found in Dumbartonshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. The name was first found on record in documents dating from the 13th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sproule research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1296, 1368, 1646, and 1722 are included under the topic Early Sproule History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sproule Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sproule family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 290 words (21 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sproule Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Sproule Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Sproule Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Manet in aeterum
Motto Translation: It endureth forever.
The Sproule Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sproule Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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