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Stark Family History

Stark Name Meaning
Scottish and English: from Middle English stark ‘firm’, ‘unyielding’, hence a nickname for a stern, determined, or physically strong person.German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Stark Families

  • Number of Stark families
     365 - 727
     122 - 364
     1 - 121
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Stark families
     161 - 320
     54 - 160
     1 - 53
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Stark families
     406 - 810
     136 - 405
     1 - 135
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Stark Family Origin

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Stark Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Stark

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Stark Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Stark census records

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Stark Civil War Service Records

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