When John Burrell Springer was born on 27 October 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, James William Springer, was 40 and his mother, Rosa Teresa Burrell, was 33. He married Besse Fullmer on 2 June 1932, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 6, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940 and World in 1960. He died on 17 September 1989, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.
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 ).
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’.
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.