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The Sterner surname is derived from the Middle High German word "stern," meaning "star."

Sterner Early Origins



The surname Sterner was first found in the regions of Hannover and Mecklenburg, where the name Stern was anciently associated with the conflicts between rival tribes. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of this early period in history, using their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their support was sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Sterner Spelling Variations


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Sterner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Stern, Stearn, Sturn, Sterne, Sturne, Stirn, Styrne, Stearne, Stirne and many more.

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Sterner Early History


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Sterner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sterner research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1645 is included under the topic Early Sterner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sterner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sterner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sterner 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 were:

Sterner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Sterner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Sterner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Sterner, who arrived in America in 1887 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sterner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sterner (post 1700)



  • Phil Sterner, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984
  • Michael Edmund Sterner (b. 1928), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, 1974
  • Levi Sterner, American Republican politician, Chair of Lackawanna County Republican Party, 1927
  • Howard W. Sterner, American politician, Burgess of St. Clair, Pennsylvania, 1937
  • Frank B. Sterner Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Richmond County 1st District, 1954
  • E. Donald Sterner, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Monmouth County, 1930-32; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1944
  • Douglas Sterner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996
  • Allen Sterner, American politician, Mayor of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, 1927

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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The Sterner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sterner 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 11 February 2017 at 10:11.

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