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Stare Name Meaning

Slovenian: from star ‘old’, either an identifying name for the older of two bearers of the same name or, in some cases, an identifying name for an ‘old’ inhabitant, as distinct from a newcomer. perhaps also a variant of English Stair.

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


Similar surnames: Star, Starr, Stave, Start, Starek, Stone, Tarte, Clare, Sale, Starry

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Where is the Stare family from?

You can see how Stare families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stare family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stare families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Stare families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 42% of all the recorded Stare's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stare families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stare surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stare ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stare. 18% of Stare men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Stare women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stare were Truck Driver and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Stare. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stare census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 977 immigration records available for the last name Stare. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Stare. For the veterans among your Stare ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stare lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Stare life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Stare in 1950 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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