Starmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Starmer family

The surname Starmer was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times, some say before the attempts of Wallace to reassess the throne of Scotland.

Important Dates for the Starmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starmer research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1507, 1658, 1825 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Starmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Starmer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stormonth, Starmount, Stormont and others.

Early Notables of the Starmer family (pre 1700)

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Starmer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Starmer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Starmer, aged 60, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1904
  • Juliette Starmer, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1904
  • Wm. Austin Starmer, aged 32, who immigrated to America from Leeds, England, in 1904
  • Fred Waiter Starmer, aged 28, who settled in America from Northampton, England, in 1907
  • Mary Starmer, aged 63, who settled in America from Harpole, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Starmer migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Starmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • A. Starmer, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 8th December 1863 [1]
  • Frederick Starmer, aged 17, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Starmer (post 1700)

  • William Austin Starmer, English-born, American sheet music cover artist
  • Sir Charles Walter Starmer (1870-1933), British newspaper proprietor and Liberal politician
  • Keir Starmer QC (b. 1962), English barrister, fourteenth Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the sixth head of the Crown Prosecution Service

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Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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