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The surname Sprouse was 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.

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


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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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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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  • Bill Sprouse Jr. (d. 1975), American Christian evangelist, singer and songwriter
  • Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004), American fashion designer and artist
  • 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
  • James Marshall Sprouse (1923-2004), United States federal judge
  • Chris Sprouse (b. 1966), American comic book artist
  • Scott Sprouse, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996
  • Ronald Sprouse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008
  • Philip Dodson Sprouse (1906-1977), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, 1962
  • James M. Sprouse (b. 1923), American Democrat politician,West Virginia Democratic State Chair, 1965-68; Candidate for Governor of West Virginia, 1968; Judge of West Virginia supreme court of appeals, 1973-75; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 1979-92
  • Dorothy Sprouse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008

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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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