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Sternes is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a stern person. The surname Sternes is derived from the Old English word styrne, which means severe, strict, uncompromising, and austere.

Sternes Early Origins



The surname Sternes 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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Sternes Spelling Variations


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Sternes Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sternes has been recorded under many different variations, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.

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Sternes Early History


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Sternes Early History



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

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Sternes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sternes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Sternes In Ireland


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Sternes In Ireland



Some of the Sternes 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sternes or a variant listed above:

Sternes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorothy Sternes, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Sternes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Sternes, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • J A Sternes, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. 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).
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    The Sternes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sternes 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 9 October 2015 at 11:14.

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