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Stirling Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the city in central Scotland, the name of which is of uncertain etymology. It is recorded in the 12th century as Strevelin, and is perhaps from a river name.

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


Similar surnames: Sterling, Stelling, Starin, Harling, Stillings, Pilling, Skilling

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Stirling Family Origin

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Stirling Family Occupations

What did your Stirling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stirling. The most common Stirling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Stirling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stirling family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Stirling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stirling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stirling census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Stirling

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Stirling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stirling. For the veterans among your Stirling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stirling Life Expectancy

What is the average Stirling lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Stirling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Stirling in 1946 was 43, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stirling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stirling 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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