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Stearn Family History

Stearn Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire and Suffolk): variant of Stern .

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


Similar surnames: Stear, Stearns, Stern, Sterne, Steven, Fearn, Steuart, Hearn, Star

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Where is the Stearn family from?

You can see how Stearn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stearn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stearn families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Stearn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Stearn's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stearn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stearn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stearn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stearn. 21% of Stearn men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Stearn women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stearn were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Stearn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stearn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stearn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Stearn. For the veterans among your Stearn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stearn lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stearn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Stearn in 1962 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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