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Sproat Early Origins



The surname Sproat was first found in Roxburghshire in the lands of Urr in 1262, but tradition states that the family was originally one of those Saxon families who moved north after the Norman Conquest. They were originally seated in Dorset where the name was spelled Spratt.

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Sproat Spelling Variations


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Sproat Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sproat, Sprot, Sprott, Sprout and others.

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Sproat Early History


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Sproat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sproat research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1443 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Sproat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sproat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sproat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sproat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sproat In Ireland


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Sproat In Ireland



Some of the Sproat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sproat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Sproat settled in New England in 1630

Sproat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas and Hugh Sproat settled in New York in 1774
  • Hugh Sproat, aged 27, landed in New York in 1774
  • John Sproat, aged 23, landed in New York in 1774

Sproat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Sproat, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Thomas Sproat, who landed in America in 1822
  • Archibald Sproat, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Robert Sproat, who arrived in New Jersey in 1855
  • Francis Sproat, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sproat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sproat (post 1700)



  • W. E. Sproat, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1888
  • R. H. Sproat, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 30th District, 1933-34
  • Ron Sproat, screenwriter and playwright known for his work on Dark Shadows
  • Hugh Sproat (b. 1952), Scottish footballer
  • Clyde Sproat (1930-2008), Hawaiian falsetto musician
  • Alexander Sproat (1834-1890), Ontario land surveyor, businessman and political figure
  • Iain MacDonald Sproat (b. 1938), retired British Conservative politician
  • Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (1834-1913), Scottish-born Canadian businessman

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Sproat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sproat Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 April 2016 at 14:13.

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