Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesSprott
The Sproat surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
SPROTT. SPROAT. One Sprot, 5erhaps a Dane, was a holder of lands in cos. Derby and York before the making of Domesday. A- Sax. sprcot, a spear or pike ; also a germ, sprout, or sprig of anything. Comp. littstllia in the double sense of spears and sprouts in Virg. Mn. iii. 37, &:c.