Sterken Family History

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Sterken Name Meaning

Dutch: unexplained. Perhaps a shortened form of (van) Sterkenburg, a habitational name from a place so named in Utrecht. South German (Bavaria): nickname for a short person, from a dialect word to stalk, stub, stump.

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

Similar surnames: Stern, Steckel, Steven, Steen, Starke, Starker, Sterkel, Sterk

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Sterken Family Origin

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Sterken Family Occupations

What did your Sterken ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sterken.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sterken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 855 census records available for the last name Sterken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sterken 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 320 immigration records available for the last name Sterken. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 184 military records available for the last name Sterken. For the veterans among your Sterken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sterken Life Expectancy

What is the average Sterken lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Sterken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sterken in 1967 was 88, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sterken 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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