Sternberg Family History

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Sternberg Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of various places so named all over Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Stern ‘star’ + Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Steinberg, Steenberg, Stenberg, Osterberg, Kornberg, Weinberg

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Sternberg Family Origin

Where is the Sternberg family from?

Sternberg Family Occupations

What did your Sternberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sternberg family was Lodging House Keeper. Coml Clerk, French Polisher and Gold & Silversmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sternberg. The most common Sternberg occupation in the UK was Coml Clerk. 17% of Sternberg's were Coml Clerks.

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  • Coml Clerk

  • French Polisher

  • Gold & Silversmith

  • Lodging House Keeper


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

Sternberg Historical Records

What Sternberg family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Sternberg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sternberg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Sternberg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Sternberg. For the veterans among your Sternberg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sternberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Sternberg lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sternberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sternberg in 1947 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sternberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sternberg 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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