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Star is an ancient name dating from the times of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was a person whose personality or appearance called to mind a star. Star is a nickname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Nicknames form a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, and can refer directly or indirectly to one's personality, physical attributes, mannerisms, or even their habits of dress. The surname Star comes from the Old English words sterre, or starre, which mean star, and would have been given to someone with a bright personality. This word was also used to refer to a white patch of hair on the forehead of a horse, an so, it may have been transferred to refer to someone with a streak of white hair.

Star Early Origins



The surname Star was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from ancient times in the village of Longbridge Deverill at Glastonbury. It is said that King Alfred, King of the west Saxons, camped the night in the Deverill valley before defeating the Danes at the Battle of Ethandune in 878.

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Star Spelling Variations


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Star Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Star include Starr, Star, Starre, Ster, Sterr and others.

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Star Early History


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Star Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Star research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Star History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Star Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Star Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Star In Ireland


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Star In Ireland



Some of the Star family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Star were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Star Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Comfort Star, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Thomas Star, who landed in New England in 1640
  • John Star, who arrived in New England in 1645
  • Consolantius Star, who landed in New England in 1647

Star Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Star, who landed in New England in 1710
  • William Star settled in Maryland in 1737
  • Johannes Star, aged 38, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Henry Star, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755

Star Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Star, aged 31, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Mary Star, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Star (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Star (post 1700)



  • Ryan Star (b. 1978), born Ryan Stahr Kulchinsky, an American singer-songwriter
  • Darren Bennett Star (b. 1961), American Primetime Emmy Award winning producer, director and writer, best known for creating the television series Melrose Place, Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the City
  • Solomon Star, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 49th District, 1889-90; Member of South Dakota State Senate 38th District, 1893-94; President pro tempore of the South Dakota State Senate, 1893-94

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vive en espoir
Motto Translation: Live in hope


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Star Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Star 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 9 March 2016 at 14:09.

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