Starke Family History

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Starke Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), Middle Dutch starck(e), staerk(e), ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Stark, Starker, Sterk, Star, Spark, Stage, Starkey, Stanke, Sterle

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Starke Family Origin

Where is the Starke family from?

Starke Family Occupations

What did your Starke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Starke family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Starke. The most common Starke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Starke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Starke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Starke Historical Records

What Starke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Starke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Starke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Starke. 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 Card

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

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Starke Life Expectancy

What is the average Starke lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Starke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Starke in 1945 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Starke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Starke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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