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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."

Sterenberg Early Origins



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.

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Sterenberg Spelling Variations


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Sterenberg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sternberg, Sterneberg, Sterrenberg, Sternemberg, Sternbach, Sternbuch and many more.

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Sterenberg Early History


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Sterenberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sterenberg research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1312, 1355, 1371, 1680, 1745, 1708, 1786 and 1812 are included under the topic Early Sterenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sterenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sterenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sterenberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Sterenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sterenberg 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 4 November 2014 at 13:57.

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