Sproule History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sproule family

The surname Sproule was first found in Dumbartonshire in central Scotland where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Sproule family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sproule research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1280, 1296, 1336, 1366, 1368, 1580, 1676, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Sproule History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sproule Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sproul, Sproule, Sprool, Spreul, Sprewell, Spreull, Spreall, Sprall, Sproull and many more.

Early Notables of the Sproule family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Sproule family to Ireland

Some of the Sproule family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Sproule migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sproule Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Sproule, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1774
  • Adam Sproule, aged 45, who landed in New England in 1774 [1]
Sproule Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Sproule, aged 25, who landed in Kentucky in 1812 [1]
  • Mr. Sproule, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • Anne Sproule, aged 40, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 [1]
  • Caroline Sproule, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Charles Sproule, aged 55, who immigrated to the United States, in 1896
Sproule Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elizabeth Sproule, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Francis Sproule, aged 22, who settled in America from Athlona, Ireland, in 1906
  • Isabella Sproule, aged 21, who landed in America from Tyrone, Ireland, in 1908
  • James Sproule, aged 60, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • Eliza Sproule, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sproule (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Sproule, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1948 [2]
  • C. H. Sproule, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Nevada, 1896; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1896 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization) [2]
  • William Sproule (1858-1935), American president of the Wells Fargo Express Company and Southern Pacific Railroad
  • George Sproule (1743-1817), Irish-born, British Army officer and surveyor who emigrated to Louisbourg, N.S., with the 59th Foot
  • John Thomas Sproule (1876-1940), Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Claire Sproule (b. 1985), Irish singer-songwriter from County Donegal
  • F. Harvey Sproule, Canadian National Hockey League coach and owner
  • Daniel Sproule (b. 1974), retired Australian gold medalist field hockey defender
  • Paul Sproule (b. 1944), retired Australian rules football player
  • Ivan Sproule (b. 1981), Northern Irish professional association football player


The Sproule Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Manet in aeterum
Motto Translation: It endureth forever.


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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