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Early Origins of the Sponsler family

The surname Sponsler was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The earliest recorded instance of the name appears to be of Hildegard Gräfin von Sponheim (1098-1179,) who was an Abbess (head of a convent.) Loretta of Sponheim (1300-1346) was a countess of the noble house of Sponheim-Starkenburg. Sponheim Castle is a medieval ruin in Burgsponheim on the edge of the Hunsrück mountain range in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and was the ancestral home of the Counts of Sponheim, a medieval German noble family, which originated in Rhenish Franconia.

Early History of the Sponsler family

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Sponsler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sponheim, Spon, Spontin and others.

Early Notables of the Sponsler family (pre 1700)

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United States Sponsler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sponsler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Sponsler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sponsler (post 1700) +

  • Earl L. Sponsler, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Texas County; Elected 1964 [2]

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from on Facebook