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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



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. 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 3 August 2017 at 07:46.

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