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Starr Family History

Starr Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English sterre, starre ‘star’. The word was also used in a transferred sense of a patch of white hair on the forehead of a horse, and so perhaps the name denoted someone with a streak of white hair. It is possibly also a habitational name, for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Star 1 and 3.

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

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209,200 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
34,617 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Starr Families

  • Number of Starr families
     190 - 377
     64 - 189
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Starr families
     125 - 248
     42 - 124
     1 - 41
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Starr families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Starr Family Origin

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Starr Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Starr

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Starr Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Starr Civil War Service Records

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