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The surname Sparling is a ancient Anglo-Saxon name that is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Spirling, which was an ancient Old English personal name. After the Norman Conquest, the Old English naming system gradually dissolved. Old English names became less common and were replaced by popular continental European names. The earliest surnames in England were found shortly after the Norman Conquest and are of Norman French rather than native English origins.
The surname Sparling was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Sparling, Sparlin, Sperling, Spurling and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sparling research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1809 and 1834 are included under the topic Early Sparling History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Sparling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Sparling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 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:
Sparling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Sparling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Sparling Settlers in Australia in the 19th 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: Virtutis honor praemium
Motto Translation: Honor is the prize of valor.
The Sparling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sparling 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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