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Sterling Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Sterling is often complicated to determine because countries change over time, leaving the nation of origin a mystery. The original ethnicity of Sterling may be difficult to determine as result of whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of family names that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the surname "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Sterling Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Sterling come may come from a profession, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. Some of these trade-based family names might be a profession in another language. Because of this it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many modern names like Sterling come from religious texts like the Bible, the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, and so forth. Often these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

Sterling Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Last names like Sterling transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across villages, family unions, and languages over the years. In early history when few people could write, names such as Sterling were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Sterling. Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Sterling last name are important to understanding the possible origins of the name.

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