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Where did the Scottish Starrett family come from? What is the Scottish Starrett family crest and coat of arms? When did the Starrett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Starrett family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Stirrett, Stirett, Sterritt, Stirratt, Starratt, Starrat, Starret and many more.

First found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starrett research. Another 210 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1341, 1698, and 1703 are included under the topic Early Starrett History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Starrett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Starrett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 286 words(20 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Starrett Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • William Starrett, who landed in New England in 1735

Starrett Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • James, John, Thomas, William, and W. J. Starrett, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

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  • Charles Starrett (1903-1986), American actor, best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid (1940)
  • Jack Starrett (1936-1989), American actor and film director
  • Melvin Keith Starrett (b. 1951), United States federal judge
  • Laroy S. Starrett (1836-1922), American businessman and inventor, founder of L. S. Starrett Company in 1905
  • Mary Starrett (b. 1954), American National Political Communications Director of the Constitution Party
  • Paul Starrett (1866-1957), American builder, best known for building the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, and Penn Station
  • Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (1886-1974), American detective, fantasy, horror writer and newspaperman
  • Brooke Starrett, Australian footballer


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  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Starrett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Starrett Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 20 July 2014 at 13:26.

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