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The roots of the German surname Sternbach 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." Sternbach is the name of several different places in Germany, and as a surname it indicates "one who came from Sternbach."

Sternbach Early Origins



The surname Sternbach 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 Sternbach family was a notable family in the region, playing an instrumental role in the development of medieval society.

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Sternbach Spelling Variations


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Sternbach Spelling Variations



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

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Sternbach Early History


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Sternbach Early History



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

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Sternbach Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sternbach Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sternbach 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. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Sternbach Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sternbach 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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