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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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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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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