Paul Stern

1719–6 June 1774 (Age 55)

The Life of Paul

Paul Stern was born in 1719, in Germany. He married Ruth Ann Hall about 1743, in Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 6 June 1774, in Chichester MM, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55.

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Family Time Line

Paul Stern
Ruth Ann Hall
Marriage: about 1743
George Sterne
Frederick Stern

Spouse and Children

about 1743
Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States


Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German stern, German Stern ‘star’, a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a star, or a Jewish ornamental name. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe. In Slovenia it is commonly spelled Štern.2 English: nickname for a severe person, from Middle English stern(e) ‘strict’, ‘austere’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records, 1660-1820
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1713-1825

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