When Daniel Sterling was born on 20 August 1732, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Sterling, was 36 and his mother, Abigail Patchen, was 37. He married Thamasin Green on 16 July 1765, in British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 21 August 1817, in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Saint Matthews Parish Cemetery, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.
Scottish: variant of Stirling .
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.
German: from Middle High German sterlinc, the name of a coin, hence probably a nickname for someone who paid that amount in rent.