Sprouse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sprouse family

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.

Early History of the Sprouse family

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Sprouse Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sprouse family (pre 1700)

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Sprouse Ranking

In the United States, the name Sprouse is the 3,730th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Sprouse migration to the United States +

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Sprouse (post 1700) +

  • Cole Mitchell Sprouse (b. 1992), a American actor and photographer
  • Vic Sprouse (b. 1968), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 1994; Member of West Virginia State Senate 8th District, 1997-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 2000, 2004 [2]
  • Scott Sprouse, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1996 [2]
  • Ronald Sprouse, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [2]
  • Philip Dodson Sprouse (1906-1977), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, 1962 [2]
  • James M. Sprouse (b. 1923), American Democratic Party 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 [2]
  • Dorothy Sprouse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [2]
  • Barry W. Sprouse, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996 [2]
  • Bill Sprouse Jr. (d. 1975), American Christian evangelist, singer and songwriter
  • Stephen Sprouse (1953-2004), American fashion designer and artist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


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


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