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Where did the Dutch Sprouse family come from? What is the Dutch Sprouse family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sprouse family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sprouse family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sprous, Sprows, Sprouse, Spross, Spruce, Sprosse and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. They held a family seat in Shiedam and one of the founder families of the region.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sprouse research. Another 238 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sprouse History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Sprouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sprouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Alice Sprouse, who arrived in Virginia in 1642

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  • Chris Sprouse (b. 1966), American comic book artist
  • James Marshall Sprouse (1923-2004), United States federal judge
  • Dylan Thomas and Cole Mitchell Sprouse (b. 1992), American twin actors, best known for their roles on the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and later The Suite Life on Deck, recipients of numerours Kids' Choice Awards
  • Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004), American fashion designer and artist
  • Bill Sprouse Jr. (d. 1975), American Christian evangelist, singer and songwriter


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  2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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The Sprouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sprouse 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.

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