The name Sprage is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who because of their physical abilities was referred to as sprack.
surname was used to denote those individuals who were agile and quite lively. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Sprage family
The surname Sprage was first found in Suffolk
where Reginald Sprag is listed in Suffolk
in 1303. This is generally considered to be the first record of the family. A few years later, Richard Sprak was listed in the Subsidy Rolls
in 1327 and Alice Sprakes was listed in Somerset
in 1359. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Sprage family
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Sprage Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sprage have been found, including Spragg, Spragge, Sprague, Sprake, Sprigg, Spriggs and many more.
Early Notables of the Sprage family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sprage family to Ireland
Some of the Sprage family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Sprage family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sprage Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Moses Sprage U.E., (Sprague) who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he had resettled in 1796 unknown location CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
Sprage Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Daniel Sprage, who arrived in Canada in 1830
- Parmenus Sprage, who landed in Canada in 1831