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Steern is a name whose history is entwined with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a stern person. The surname Steern is derived from the Old English word styrne, which means severe, strict, uncompromising, and austere.

Steern Early Origins



The surname Steern was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.

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Steern Spelling Variations


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Steern Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Steern were recorded, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.

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Steern Early History


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Steern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steern research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1607, 1596, 1683, 1660, 1664 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Steern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steern Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steern In Ireland


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Steern In Ireland



Some of the Steern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Steern family emigrate to North America: Abigail and Mary Stearns settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Isaac Stearns, his wife Mary, his son and four daughters settled in Massachusetts in 1630.

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