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The Sperl family emerged in Pomerania, a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania was bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, meaning on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Sperl Early Origins



The surname Sperl was first found in Mecklenburg, where the family was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status during the continual struggle caused by the aristocratic resistance to imperial centralization. They branched into many houses, and their allegiance was sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Johann Sperling of Rostock, Mecklenburg, in 1285; Peczuld Sperling of Liegnitz, Silesia, in 1382; and Ulrich der Sperl of Bavaria in 1383. Interestingly, Sperling was the epithet of Duke Henry VIII of Silesia.

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Sperl Spelling Variations


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Sperl Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sperl, Sperle, Sperling, Sperlich (Silesia) and many more.

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Sperl Early History


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Sperl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sperl research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1530, 1554, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Sperl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sperl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sperl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sperl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sperl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Sperl came to Philadelphia in 1856

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sperl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sperl (post 1700)



  • John V. Sperl, American politician, Mayor of West St. Paul, Minnesota, 1952-54

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Sperl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sperl 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.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:53.

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