Sterling Family History

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Sterling Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Stirling. English: perhaps a variant of Starling. German: from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.

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


Similar surnames: Sperling, Starling, Esterline, Vierling, Stelling, Osterling

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Sterling Family Origin

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Sterling Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Engine Fitter

    2%
  • Agriculture Labourer

    1%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sterling family was Agriculture Labourer. Coal Miner, Joiner and Engine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sterling. The most common Sterling occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Sterling's were Coal Miners.

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Sterling Historical Records

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Sterling Life Expectancy

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Famous Sterling Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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