Stearne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stearne surname is derived from the Middle High German word "stern," meaning "star."

Early Origins of the Stearne family

The surname Stearne was first found in the regions of Hannover and Mecklenburg, where the name Stern was anciently associated with the conflicts between rival tribes. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of this early period in history, using their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their support was sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Stearne family

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Stearne Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stern, Stearn, Sturn, Sterne, Sturne, Stirn, Styrne, Stearne, Stirne and many more.

Early Notables of the Stearne family (pre 1700)

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United States Stearne migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stearne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Isaac Stearne, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]
Stearne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W G Stearne, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • H. A. Stearne, who settled in California in 1851

Australia Stearne migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stearne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Stearne, English convict who was convicted in Suffolk, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stearne (post 1700) +

  • Allen M. Stearne, American politician, Justice of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court, 1943
  • Kelly Stearne (1958-2016), Canadian two-time gold medalist curler from Calgary


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton


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