Last name: STERLING

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STERLING : This last name is indexed 73,946 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STERLING : 1: Scottish: variant of Stirling.2: English: from the Middle English personal name Starling Sterling (Old English Stærling) itself from the bird-name whose use as a nickname may also be another source of the surname. Compare Stare 2.3: German: from Middle High German sterlinc the name of a coin hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.

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