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The name Starke is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a person who is firm, or resolute. Starke 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 Starke 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.

Starke Early Origins



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

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Starke Spelling Variations


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Starke Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Starke has undergone many spelling variations, including Stark, Starck, Starke, Starckman, Sterke, Sterk, Starkey, Starkie and many more.

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Starke Early History


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Starke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starke 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 Starke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Starke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Starke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Starke 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Starke were among those contributors:

Starke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Comfort Starke, who landed in New England in 1634

Starke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Ludwig Starke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Johann Ludwig Starke and Tobias Starke came to America in 1753
  • Tobias Starke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Starke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christine Starke, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Marie Starke, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Marie Starke came to Texas in 1846
  • Max and Otto Starke came to Texas in 1852
  • Auguste Starke came to Texas in 1853

Starke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Starke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Thomas R. Starke, aged 25, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Starke, aged 28, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Thomas E. Starke, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Marion" in 1849
  • Thomas R. Starke, aged 25, 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.)

Starke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Starke arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Mary Starke arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • William Starke arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Richard Starke arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Prudence Starke arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Starke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Starke (post 1700)



  • Anthony Starke (b. 1963), American actor
  • Michael Starke (b. 1955), American neo-baroque composer
  • Pauline Starke (1901-1977), American silent-film actress from Joplin, Missouri, she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • George Lawrence Starke (b. 1948), American former NFL football offensive lineman who played for the Washington Redskins
  • Mariana Starke (1761-1838), English travel guide writer
  • Sean Starke (b. 1980), Canadian retired former professional ice hockey player
  • Kurt Starke (1911-2000), German radiochemist
  • Ute Starke (1939-1968), German bronze medalist gymnast at the 1968 Summer Olympics
  • Benjamin Starke (b. 1986), German silver and bronze medalist Olympic swimmer
  • Michael Starke (b. 1957), British actor, best known for his role on the soap opera Brookside
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Starke


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Suggested Readings for the name Starke



  • The Starkey Family of Saybrook (Essex) Connecticut by Margaret Buckridge Bock.

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Starke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Starke 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 20 November 2016 at 01:11.

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