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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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
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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Migration of the Sproston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
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