Star Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person. Dutch: nickname either for a gloomy person or for someone who was rigid and inflexible, from Middle Dutch staer ‘having a troubled or gloomy expression’; ‘tight’, ‘stiff’. English translation of German and Jewish Stern. Slovenian: from the adjective star ‘old’ (see Stare).

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


Similar surnames: Stark, Starr, Saar, Haar, Steer, Stier, Stare, Stam, Stahr, Stair

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Star Family Origin

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Star Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Star occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Star's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Star. A less common occupation for the Star family was Farm Laborer.

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Star Historical Records

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Star Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Star life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Star in 1956 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Star

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