Stahr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stahr family

The surname Stahr was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Antwerp, (Anvers.Fr) a fortified city in the province of Antwerp. It is Belgium's commercial center. In the 11th century Godfrey of Bouillon was Marquis of Antwerp. The province is divided into three districts, Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Stahr family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stahr research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1659, 1677, 1855, 1874, 1640 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Stahr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stahr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stallins, Stalins, Ztalins, Ztallins, Stalin, Stallin, Stahllins, Stahlins, Stahllin, Stahlin, Ztahlins, Ztahlin, Ztahllins, Ztahllin, Stählin, Ställins, Stälins, Stahlein and many more.

Early Notables of the Stahr family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Stahr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stahr migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stahr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Stahr, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
Stahr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernhd Henry Stahr, who settled in Baltimore in 1834
  • Helene Stahr, aged 36, who landed in America in 1840 [1]
  • Hanna Eleonore Stahr, aged 60, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Hanna Stahr, who settled in America in 1844
  • Hanna Eleonore Stahr, who settled in America in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Stahr (post 1700) +

  • Mike Stahr (b. 1964), American track and field runner who won the 1982 and 1983 Millrose Games High School mile
  • Paul C. Stahr (1883-1953), American illustrator who created many book and magazine covers and war-time posters from Long Beach, New York
  • Elvis Jacob Stahr Jr. (1916-1998), American government official and academic, 6th United States Secretary of the Army (1961-1962)
  • Adolf Wilhelm Theodor Stahr (1805-1876), German writer and literary historian


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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