Sproull History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Sproull family
The surname Sproull was first found in Dumbartonshire in central Scotland where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Sproull family
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Sproull 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 Sproull family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sproull family to Ireland
Some of the Sproull 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.
Sproull migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sproull Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Sproull, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 
Sproull Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Sproull, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795 
- Andrew Sproull, who settled in Boston in 1798
- Andrew Sproull, who arrived in Boston in 1798
Sproull Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph Sproull, aged 46, who landed in New York in 1804 
- Nathaniel Sproull, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1812 
Contemporary Notables of the name Sproull (post 1700) +
- James A. Sproull, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Leechburg, Pennsylvania, 1934-45 (acting, 1934) 
- Dr Robert F. Sproull (b. 1945), American computer scientist, director of Oracle Labs in Burlington, Massachusetts
- Charles William "Charlie" Sproull (1919-1980), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1945
- Robert Lamb Sproull (b. 1918), American retired physicist at Cornell, and later, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Rochester
- James Sproull Cothran (1830-1897), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina (1887-1891)
- James Sproull Cothran (1830-1897), American Democratic Party politician, Circuit Judge in South Carolina, 1881-86; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1887-91 
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The Sproull 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html