Sterle Family History

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Sterle Name Meaning

habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star, from a diminutive of Middle High German sterre, a variant of stern ‘star’. diminutive of Stehr.

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

Similar surnames: Stern, Selle, Sterner, Steele, Steil, Stelle, Staple, Steidle, Stell

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Sterle Family Origin

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Sterle Family Occupations

What did your Sterle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sterle occupation in the USA was Clerk In Law Office. 100% of Sterle's were Clerk In Law Offices.

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  • Clerk In Law Office


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Sterle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sterle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sterle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 877 immigration records available for the last name Sterle. 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 Card

There are 475 military records available for the last name Sterle. For the veterans among your Sterle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sterle Life Expectancy

What is the average Sterle lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sterle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sterle in 1955 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sterle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sterle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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