Sterman Family History

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Sterman Name Meaning

English: variant of Stearman. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Sternman, elaborated form of Stern.

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

Similar surnames: Sturman, Sherman, Esterman, Steiman, Osterman, Starkman, Stedman

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Sterman Family Origin

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Sterman Family Occupations

What did your Sterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sterman family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sterman. The most common Sterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sterman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sterman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sterman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sterman. 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 537 military records available for the last name Sterman. For the veterans among your Sterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Sterman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sterman in 1962 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sterman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sterman 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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