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Stark is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person who is firm, or resolute. Stark 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 Stark 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.

Stark Early Origins



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

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Stark Spelling Variations


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Stark Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Stark has appeared include Stark, Starck, Starke, Starckman, Sterke, Sterk, Starkey, Starkie and many more.

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Stark Early History


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Stark Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stark research. Another 344 words (25 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 Stark History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stark Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stark Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stark Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Stark arrived in North America very early:

Stark Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Stark, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1641
  • Matts Stark, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1693
  • Israel Stark, who landed in Delaware in 1693

Stark Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kath Stark, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Mary Stark, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Archibald Stark, who landed in New England in 1720
  • Jacob Stark came to Philadelphia in 1750
  • Jacob Stark, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stark Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Stark, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • Michael Stark, aged 19, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Jacob Friederick Stark, aged 15, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Jung Michael Stark, aged 52, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Margretha Stark, aged 12, landed in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stark Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August William Stark, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917
  • Ernst Max Stark, who arrived in Chile in 1920

Stark Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Stark sailed to Quebec in 1825

Stark Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Stark, a baker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Alexander Stark arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Bute" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY Bute 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif
  • Jane Grace Stark arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848
  • E. Stark arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1849
  • James Stark, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stark Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Stark, aged 25, a miner, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Rosina Stark, aged 25, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • James Stark, aged 5, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Robert Stark, aged 3, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • John Stark, aged 6 mths., arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stark (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stark (post 1700)



  • Charles Stark, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 3rd District, 1853-54
  • Carroll J. Stark, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1956, 1964
  • Caleb Stark, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 4th District, 1818-19
  • Benjamin Stark (1820-1898), American Democrat politician, Member of Oregon territorial House of Representatives, 1852; Member of Oregon State House of Representatives, 1860; U.S. Senator from Oregon, 1861-62
  • Andrew Stark, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1940
  • Albert P. Stark, American politician, Justice of Montana State Supreme Court, 1926-29
  • Abe Stark (1894-1972), American Democrat politician, Clothier; Borough President of Brooklyn, New York, 1962-70; Defeated (Republican), 1949; Resigned 1970; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964
  • Charles Stark, American politician, First Selectman of Lyme, Connecticut, 1896-1904
  • Charles H. Stark, American politician, Circuit Judge in Michigan 11th Circuit, 2001
  • Charles R. Stark, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Lawrence County, 1964
  • ... (Another 64 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stark Historic Events


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Stark Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Lucas Stark, English 2nd Class Cabin Bed Steward from Seaforth, Liverpool, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Stark


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Suggested Readings for the name Stark



  • James Stark of Stafford County, Virginia by Mary Kathryn Harris.
  • John Stark of Wurttemberg and Long Island by Thomas M/ Stark.

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


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Stark Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY BUTE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839LadyBute.gif

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. 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).
  9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Stark Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stark 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 26 October 2016 at 12:20.

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