Sproston History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sproston family

The surname Sproston was first found in Cheshire at Sproston, which dates back to the Domesday Book as lands originally held by William Malbank, Baron of Nantwich. [1] The family is generally believed to have been from Brecey near Caen in Normandy. Sproston literally meant "farmstead of a man called Sprow" derived from the Old English personal name + tun. [2] Sproston and Sproston Green have remained small townships through the years as a census taken in the late 1800s listed only 171 inhabitants.

Early History of the Sproston family

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Sproston Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sproston, Sprosson, Sproson, Sprotton, Sproton, Sprotson, Sproxton and many more.

Early Notables of the Sproston family (pre 1700)

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Australia Sproston migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sproston Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Sproston, English convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 27th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Mr. Daniel Sproston, English convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sproston (post 1700) +

  • Bert Sproston, English football full back who is remembered for playing both at international level for the England national football team and at club level for Manchester City F.C. and Tottenham Hotspur F.C
  • Darren Sproston PhD, Principal Lecturer and Head of Music at the University of Wolverhampton
  • William Sproston Caine (1842-1903), British politician and Temperance advocate


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora


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