Nicholas Hall Sprunt

Brief Life History of Nicholas Hall

When Nicholas Hall Sprunt was born in September 1851, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Menzies Sprunt, was 33 and his mother, Eleanor Hall, was 29. He married Valeria Rankin on 27 November 1877, in New Hanover, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Manning Township, Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Dillon, South Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 19 May 1929, in Southport, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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Nicholas Hall Sprunt
Valeria Rankin
Marriage: 27 November 1877
Eleanor H. Sprunt
John Rankin Sprunt

Sources (13)

  • Nicholas H Sprunt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • N H Sprunt, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Nicholas Hall Sprunt, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname apparently from an unrecorded Middle English * sprunt ‘brisk, active’. The word with this sense is first recorded in 1631 in OED .

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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