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The name Stern is of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a stern person. The surname Stern is derived from the Old English word styrne, which means severe, strict, uncompromising, and austere.

Stern Early Origins



The surname Stern 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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Stern Spelling Variations


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Stern 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 Stern have been found, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.

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Stern Early History


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Stern Early History



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

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Stern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stern Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Stern In Ireland


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Stern In Ireland



Some of the Stern 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


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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. Among the first immigrants of the name Stern, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Stern Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Stern, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Jean Stern settled in Louisiana with two sons and a daughter in 1720
  • Jacob Stern settled in Maryland in 1743
  • Jacob Stern, who arrived in Maryland in 1743
  • Frederick Stern, who came to Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benedix P Stern, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Hirach Stern, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Henrich Stern, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Henrick Stern, aged 5, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Henrietta Stern, aged 39, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stern Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Stern U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Stern Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Stern, English convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • H.E.F. Stern arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stern (post 1700)



  • Isaac Stern (1920-2001), Ukrainian-born American violinist and concert master and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Fritz Richard Stern (1926-2016), German-born American historian of German history, Jewish history and historiography
  • Bertram "Bert" Stern (1929-2013), American fashion and celebrity portrait photographer, best known for his work The Last Sitting, a collection of 2,500 photographs taken of Marilyn Monroe
  • Gerald Stern (b. 1925), award-winning American poet
  • Howard Allan Stern (b. 1954), American radio personality best known for his controversial commentary
  • Robert Arthur Morton Stern (b. 1939), American architect and Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture
  • Otto Stern (1888-1969), German-born American physicist, who won the 1943 Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Gladys Bronwyn Stern (1890-1973), English author
  • Daniel Stern (1805-1867), Jewish American novelist
  • William Lewis Stern (1871-1938), German psychologist and inventor of the concept of IQ

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Suggested Readings for the name Stern


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Suggested Readings for the name Stern



  • Crossroads in Kansas: A Stearns-Ross Genealogy by Phyllis Ross Kostner.
  • Of Them that Left A Name Behind: A History of the Starnes Family's First 125 Years and Beyond America by H. Gerald Starnes.

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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Stern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stern 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.

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