The name Spreaink is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes 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.
Early Origins of the Spreaink family
The surname Spreaink 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.
Early History of the Spreaink family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spreaink research.Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1834 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Spreaink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Spreaink Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Spreaink has been spelled many different ways, including Sparling, Sparlin, Sperling, Spurling, Spearling and others.
Early Notables of the Spreaink family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spreaink family to Ireland
Some of the Spreaink family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Spreaink family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Spreainks to arrive in North America: Thomas Sparlin settled in Barbados in 1635; Andreas Sperling settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1767; Peter Sperling, with his wife, three sons, and three daughters, landed in America in 1709.