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Stearns Family History

Stearns Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Stern 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

814,184 Historical Documents with Stearns on Ancestry.com
119,323 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
19,669 Military Records
8,552 Immigration Records
81,504 Census and Voter Lists
585,136 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Stearns Families

  • Number of Stearns families
     169 - 335
     57 - 168
     1 - 56
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stearns families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stearns families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Stearns census records

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Stearns Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Stearns families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Stearns Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Stearns families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Stearns

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Stearns Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Stearns census records

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Stearns Civil War Service Records

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