Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Low German
Other Forms FormsSpringhorn, Sprinkborn, Sprinckborn, Sprengborn, Springbohrn, Springborne, Springbourn, Springburn, Springbourne
The surname goes back to the place of living of the first carrier of that surname in medieval times, who lived in the vicinity of a spring or water well. Springborn is of German origin, specifically Middle Low German. The two parts of the surname have a meaning - "sprink" means "spring", and "born" means "well". The surname is mainly found in Northern Germany, Western Germany, the Region of Southern Denmark and the northeastern part of the Netherlands.