The roots of the German surname Sterenberg can be traced back to Schleswig-Holstein, where it most likely originated. The name is a compound, derived from two words, "Stern," the Middle High German word for "star," and "Berc," the Old High German word meaning "mountain." Sterenberg is the name of several different places in Germany
, and as a surname it indicates "one who came from Sterenberg."
Early Origins of the Sterenberg family
The surname Sterenberg was first found in the city of Sternberg, where the name most likely originated. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Andreas dictus Sterneberg, living north of Sternberg, in Greifswald, in 1312. The young Sterenberg family was a notable family in the region, playing an instrumental role in the development of medieval society.
Early History of the Sterenberg family
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Sterenberg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Sternberg, Sterneberg, Sterrenberg, Sternemberg, Sternbach, Sternbuch and many more.
Early Notables of the Sterenberg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sterenberg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Sternberg, a German mercenary who settled in Quebec after fighting in the American Revolution, Jacob Sternberg, who immigrated to Galveston, Texas in 1851 with his wife and their nine children, Isaac Sternberg, who came from Hamburg to New York in 1860.