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The name Steerns has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a stern person. The surname Steerns is derived from the Old English word styrne, which means severe, strict, uncompromising, and austere.

Steerns Early Origins



The surname Steerns 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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Steerns Spelling Variations


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Steerns Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Steerns have been found, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.

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Steerns Early History


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Steerns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steerns 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 Steerns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steerns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steerns Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Steerns In Ireland


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Steerns In Ireland



Some of the Steerns 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Steerns, or a variant listed above: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Steerns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Steerns Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 11:14.

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