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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. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    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. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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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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