Early Origins of the Sprayklane family
Pipe Rolls of 1130. A few years later in Kent, the family was again listed in in the Pipe Rolls there in 1200 as Sprakelingus. Robertus filius Sprakeling was listed in the early Pipe Rolls of Worcester in 1204. The Pipe Rolls of Norfolk listed Vnspac Spracheling in 1166 and John, Gervase Sprakeling was listed in Worcester in the Pipe Rolls in 1204. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The name is generally understood to have been derived from the Old English Spracaling, an anglicizing of the Viking word Sprakaleggr, "man with the creaking legs." CITATION[CLOSE]
Another source claims the "surname is derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Sparkling'. " CITATION[CLOSE]
These latter two listings in Somerset and Cornwall in south western England are significant as they may explain how some of the family would many years later emigrate to Newfoundland in the 18th century. There the family was principally found in Brigus. Today Spracklings (or Spracklins) Island is found in Labrador. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Sprayklane family
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Sprayklane Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Spracklin, Spracklyn, Spracklyng, Sprackling and others.
Early Notables of the Sprayklane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sprayklane family to Ireland
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Migration of the Sprayklane family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Charlotte Spracklin who gave her name to Charlottetown in Bona Vista Bay, Newfoundland, whose family settled at Brigus, Newfoundland, about 1702; there is a Sprackling Island in Labrador.
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