Stern Family History
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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