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Sternberger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Sternberg .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Steinberger, Sternberg, Herzberger, Steenbergen, Seeberger

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Where is the Sternberger family from?

You can see how Sternberger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sternberger family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sternberger families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Sternberger family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Sternberger's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sternberger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sternberger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sternberger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sternberger. 25% of Sternberger men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Sternberger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sternberger were Owner and Waitress. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Owner
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sternberger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sternberger 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 Sternberger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sternberger. For the veterans among your Sternberger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sternberger lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sternberger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sternberger in 1958 was 52, and 95 in 2004.

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