Last name: SPRINGER

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SPRINGER : This last name is indexed 136,534 times on Geneanet!

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SPRINGER : 1: English German Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer from an agent derivative of Middle English Middle High German springen Middle Dutch springhen Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’. The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Poland Czechia and Slovenia (see also 4 below). In part it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar).2: English: occupational name from Middle English springer(e) ‘dancer(?) fencer(?)’; ‘one who traps animals or birds(?)’ a derivative either of Middle English springen ‘to spring up leap’ (Old English springan) or Middle English spring ‘dance fencing stroke bird snare’.3: English: perhaps a topographic name from Middle English springer for someone who lived by a plantation of young trees or by a spring (Middle English spring ‘young tree young plantation copse’ ‘spring source of a stream’; compare Spring). This type of formation where the suffix -er is added to a topographic term is especially frequent in Surrey Sussex and Hampshire but no evidence has yet been found to support this derivation of Springer.4: Czech Slovenian and Croatian (Špringer): nickname of German origin (see 1 above). In Slovenia it may (partly) be a Slovenized form of the Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname.

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