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Sterling Family History

Sterling Name Meaning
Scottish: variant spelling of Stirling.English: perhaps a variant of Starling.German: from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.

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

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16,267 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Sterling Families

  • Number of Sterling families
     188 - 373
     63 - 187
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sterling families
     116 - 229
     39 - 115
     1 - 38
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sterling families
     23 - 43
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sterling Family Origin

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Sterling Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sterling

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Sterling Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sterling census records

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Sterling Civil War Service Records

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