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Starker Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong bold person from an inflected form of Middle High German stark(e) German stark ‘strong brave’.

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

Similar surnames: Starke, Stark, Marker, Stalker, Stadler, Starkey, Sparger, Stacker

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Where is the Starker family from?

You can see how Starker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Starker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Starker families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Starker families living in New Jersey. This was about 57% of all the recorded Starker's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Starker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Starker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Starker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Starker. 26% of Starker men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Starker women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Starker were Electrician and New Worker. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Cook
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Starker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Starker 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 750 immigration records available for the last name Starker. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Starker. For the veterans among your Starker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Starker lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Starker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Starker in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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