Last name: STERN

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All you have to know about the last name STERN

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STERN : This last name is indexed 150,964 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STERN : 1: German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stern German Stern ‘star’ a topographic or habitational name referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a star or a Jewish artificial name. It is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Sweden and in some other European countries (compare 3 below).2: English: nickname from Middle English stern(e) stirn(e) stiarne ‘severe strict cruel; strong powerful’.3: Slovenian and Croatian (Štern): of German origin (see 1 above).

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