Stern Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stern, German Stern ‘star’, a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a star, or a Jewish ornamental name. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe. In Slovenia it is commonly spelled Štern. English: nickname for a severe person, from Middle English stern(e) ‘strict’, ‘austere’.

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


Similar surnames: Stein, Star, Starr, Sterk, Stirn, Stark, Stier, Steen, Sporn, Steff

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Stern Family Origin

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Stern Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stern family was Butcher. The most common Stern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Stern's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stern.

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Stern Historical Records

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Stern Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Stern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Stern in 1942 was 17, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stern

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