The name ‘Sparks’ originates from England. It is derived from the Old Norman byname ‘Sparkr’ meaning ‘Sprightly’, ‘Vivacious’. It is also derived from the Old German cognate of ‘Sparrow’, which in itself is derived from the English nickname for a small. Chirpy person, from the Middle English word ‘sparwewe’, and Old English word ‘spearwa’. Variant’s: ‘Sparke’, ‘Sprake’, ‘Spark’. Patronimic: ‘Spark(e)s’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Sparks’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Nicholas Sparke’, from Norfolk, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s has not definately determined the exact period of settlement in North America but it is believed that settlers of the surname ‘Sparks’ arrived soon after the begining of the great migration in the 17th Century. ‘Sparks’ is the ‘448th’ most common surname in North America.. We found more informa… Coat of arms: Chequy, o…
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