Starkie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Starkie family

The surname Starkie was first found in Cheshire where they the first ancestor was Geoffry Starky, of Barthington (Barnton), son of Richards Starkie of Stetton. [1] The senior branch of this Cheshire family was resident at Lower Hall in Stretton, and a junior branch held a family seat at Over Hall in that same village.

Early History of the Starkie family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starkie research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1465, 1578, 1566, 1576, 1656, 1664, 1853, 1856, 1884, 1495, 1538, 1503, 1554, 1539, 1523, 1583, 1628, 1665 and 1543 are included under the topic Early Starkie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Starkie Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Starkey, Starkie, Starky, Starckey, Starckie and others.

Early Notables of the Starkie family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Humphrey Starkey; Thomas Starkey (c.1495-1538), an English political theorist and humanist; John Starkey, was a publisher active in London in the second half of the 17th century; John Starkey (c.1503-1554), of Canterbury, Kent, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Canterbury in 1539; Sir Oliver Starkey (c.1523-1583), an English knight, the only English knight present at the siege of Malta, and the only knight to be buried in the crypt of...
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Ireland Migration of the Starkie family to Ireland

Some of the Starkie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Starkie migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Starkie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Starkie, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Peter Starkie, aged 22, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [2]
Starkie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arthur Starkie, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Thomas M. Starkie, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1897
  • Charles Starkie, aged 20, who landed in America from Dalton-in-Furness, in 1899
Starkie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ellen Starkie, aged 26, who immigrated to America from Manchester, in 1903
  • Jasper G. Starkie, aged 21, who landed in America from Maryboro, Ireland, in 1908
  • Ruth Starkie, aged 29, who landed in America from Cockerwonth, England, in 1908
  • Sarah Starkie, aged 65, who settled in America from Earby, England, in 1910
  • Tom Starkie, aged 30, who settled in America from Cockermouth, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Starkie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Starkie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Starkie, (Starkey), (b. 1770), aged 37, English carpenter who was convicted in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England for 7 years for breaking and entering, transported aboard the "Duke of Portland" in January 1807, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1830 [3]
  • Mr. Richard Starkie, English convict who was convicted in Leicester, Leicestershire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asiatic" on 5th June 1819, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Joseph Starkie, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]

West Indies Starkie migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [6]
Starkie Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • William Starkie, who settled in Barbados in 1664

Contemporary Notables of the name Starkie (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Starkie (1782-1849), English lawyer and jurist, eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Starkie, vicar of Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Sydney Starkie (1926-2017), English professional cricketer who played for Northamptonshire (1951-1956)
  • Gerard Starkie, English musician and former lead singer of Witness
  • John Pierce Chamberlain Starkie (1830-1888), English Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for North East Lancashire (1868-1880)
  • Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie (1828-1899), English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for Clitheroe (1853-1857)
  • Le Gendre Piers Starkie (1760-1807), English landowner, father of Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie
  • Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie (1799-1865), English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for Pontefract (1826– 1830)
  • Martin Starkie (1922-2010), English actor, writer and director for theatre, radio and television, eponym of the Martin Starkie Prize, administered by the Oxford University Poetry Society
  • Peter George Starkie (1948-2020), Australian rock musician, founding guitarist of Skyhooks in 1973 and joined Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons in 1975
  • William Robert Starkie JP (1824-1897), Irish jurist, resident magistrate of Rosscarbery, near Cork
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


The Starkie 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: Redit expectata diu
Motto Translation: The expected returns for a long time


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th July 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/duke-of-portland
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  6. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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