Starkman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The earliest origins of the family name Starkman date back to the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person who is firm, or resolute. Starkman 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 Starkman 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 Starkman family

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

Early History of the Starkman family

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

Starkman 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 Starkman include Stark, Starck, Starke, Starckman, Sterke, Sterk, Starkey, Starkie and many more.

Early Notables of the Starkman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Starkman family

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: George Stark, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1753. Margaret Stark arrived in Mississippi in 1820 and John Stark sailed to Quebec in 1825.



The Starkman 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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