Sterle Family History

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Sterle Name Meaning

habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star, from a diminutive of Middle High German sterre, a variant of stern ‘star’. diminutive of Stehr.

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

Similar surnames: Stern, Selle, Sterner, Steele, Steil, Stelle, Staple, Steidle, Stell

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Sterle Family Origin

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Sterle Family Occupations

What did your Sterle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sterle. 22% of Sterle men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Sterle women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sterle were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Maid

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

Sterle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sterle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sterle 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 877 immigration records available for the last name Sterle. 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 475 military records available for the last name Sterle. For the veterans among your Sterle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sterle Life Expectancy

What is the average Sterle lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sterle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sterle in 1955 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

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