Sprick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Sprick surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who because of their physical abilities was referred to as sprack. This nickname 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 Sprick family

The surname Sprick 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 of Suffolk in 1327 and Alice Sprakes was listed in Somerset in 1359. [1]

Early History of the Sprick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sprick research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1684, 1725, 1720, 1655, 1695, 1620, 1673, 1645, 1673, 1673, 1677, 1677, 1919, 1944 and 1946 are included under the topic Early Sprick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sprick Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sprick has been recorded under many different variations, including Spragg, Spragge, Sprague, Sprake, Sprigg, Spriggs and many more.

Early Notables of the Sprick family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Rev. Harvey Spragg of Essex; Joshua Sprigg or Sprigge (1618-1684), an English Independent theologian and preacher, chaplain to Sir Thomas Fairfax; and Francis Spriggs (died 1725), a British pirate active...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sprick Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Sprick family to Ireland

Some of the Sprick family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Sprick migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sprick or a variant listed above:

Sprick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Sprick, who landed in Arkansas in 1874 [2]
  • Joseph Sprick, who arrived in Arkansas in 1874 [2]

Canada Sprick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sprick Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Sprick U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sprick (post 1700) +

  • William Sprick, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 15th District, 1905-06
  • Dan T. Sprick, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1945-47; Member of Arkansas State Senate, 1950
  • A. W. Sprick, American politician, Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 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

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