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Sterrett Family History

Sterrett Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Start.

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


Similar surnames: Sterritt, Sterett, Starrett, Starratt, Starritt, Skerrett, Verrett

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Where is the Sterrett family from?

You can see how Sterrett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sterrett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sterrett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Sterrett families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Sterrett's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sterrett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sterrett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sterrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sterrett. 22% of Sterrett men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Sterrett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sterrett were Mechanic and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Mechanic
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Secretary
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sterrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sterrett 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 Sterrett. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sterrett. For the veterans among your Sterrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sterrett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sterrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sterrett in 1941 was 68, and 80 in 2004.

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