Sprout History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sprout family

The surname Sprout was first found in Derbyshire where the Domesday Book of 1086 lists the name was "derived from the name of an ancestor. 'the son of Sprot,'" [1]

From this earliest record, some of the family were found in Yorkshire as evidenced by Sprot de Spaldintona who was listed there in the Pipe Rolls of 1176. The same rolls also listed Willelmus filius Sprot at that time. [1]

By the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273, the name was scattered through ancient Britain: Henry Sprot, Cambridgeshire; Richard Sprot, Oxfordshire; and Simon Sprot, Bedfordshire. [2] Kirby's Quest listed "John Sprot, Somerset, 1 Edward III" (during the first year's reign of King Edward III.) [3]

Further to the north in Scotland, the name was "perhaps from Sprot, an Old English personal name, but more likely to be of Scandinavian origin. The tradition of those bearing this name in Scotland is that their ancestors were Saxons who came into Scotland after the Norman Conquest of England. The first recorded of the name in Scotland appears to be Hugh Sprot of Ur who witnessed a charter by Eustace Baliol granting the church and lands of Hur (Urr) in 1262 to the monks of Holyrood. " [4]

Back in England, Thomas Sprott or Spott ( fl. 1270), was an English historian and monk of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, and wrote a history of that foundation at that time. [5]

Early History of the Sprout family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sprout research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1443, 1449, 1628, 1666, 1616, 1623, 1582, 1594, 1600, 1608, 1600, 1600 and 1608 are included under the topic Early Sprout History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sprout Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sproat, Sprot, Sprott, Sprout and others.

Early Notables of the Sprout family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sprot of Aberdeen; and Blessed Thomas Sprott (Spratt) (d. 1600), an English martyr. On the infamous side, George Sprott (d. 1608), was an English conspirator and alleged forger, practised as a notary at Eyemouth before and after 1600. "About that year he seems to have made the acquaintance of Robert Logan of Restalrig. Two years later Sprott let fall some incautious expressions to the effect that he had proofs...
Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sprout Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Sprout family to Ireland

Some of the Sprout family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Sprout migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sprout Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nich Sprout, who landed in Virginia in 1656 [6]
  • William Sprout, who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 [6]
Sprout Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Sprout, who settled in Baltimore Maryland in 1823

Contemporary Notables of the name Sprout (post 1700) +

  • George M. Sprout, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1898; Candidate for Michigan State Senate 27th District, 1910; Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 28th Circuit, 1911 [7]
  • Fred M. Sprout, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 24th District, 1931-32 [7]
  • Charles Sprout, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Dover 3rd Ward, 1938 [7]

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. ^ 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)
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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