Starck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Starck was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a person who is firm, or resolute. Starck is a nickname surname, 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 Starck comes from the Old English word stark, which means firm, and was given to someone who was powerful or resolute. This family was established in Suffolk since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Starck family

The surname Starck was first found in Suffolk, where the Starck family held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Starck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starck research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1222, 1273, 1314, 1376, 1540, 1544, 1677, 1728, 1745, 1757, 1794, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Starck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Starck Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Starck include Stark, Starck, Starke, Starckman, Sterke, Sterk, Starkey, Starkie and many more.

Early Notables of the Starck family (pre 1700)

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


United States Starck migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Starck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Ludwig Starck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Georg Starck, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Johann Georg Starck, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Hannes Starck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • Samuel Starck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Starck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad, Dorothea, Christiana, and Margaret Starck all arrived in New Orleans in 1820

Contemporary Notables of the name Starck (post 1700) +

  • Christian Starck (b. 1937), German professor of law from Breslau. H.F


The Starck 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: Fortiorum fortia facta
Motto Translation: The brave deeds of brave men.


  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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