Starkweather History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Starkweather is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It is derived from the Old English words "stearc," meaning "firm" or "severe," and "wether," meaning "castrated ram." The name was likely first bestowed as a nickname, perhaps on a stubborn or severe shepherd.

Early Origins of the Starkweather family

The surname Starkweather was first found in Suffolk, where the ancestral home of the Starkweather family is thought to be located. Early records of the surname Starkweather are scarce.

Early History of the Starkweather family

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Starkweather Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Starkweather, Starkeweather, Starkweathers, Starkewether and many more.

Early Notables of the Starkweather family (pre 1700)

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Starkweather Ranking

In the United States, the name Starkweather is the 18,434th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Starkweather migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Starkweather Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Starkweather, who landed in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1643 [2]
Starkweather Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E M Starkweather, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]
  • Mrs. J M Starkweather, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]
  • George P. Starkweather, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Henry Starkweather, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Frank H. Starkweather, aged 42, who settled in America, in 1895
Starkweather Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles H Starkweather, aged 60, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Chauncey C. Starkweather, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Mina Starkweather, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Mrs. W. Starkweather, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • J. Starkweather, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Starkweather (post 1700) +

  • David A. Starkweather (1802-1876), American politician, United States Congressman from Ohio
  • George Anson Starkweather (1826-1907), American philanthropist and politician, Michigan State Representative, Village President of Plymouth, Mi
  • Samuel Starkweather (1799-1876), American Collector of the ports of Cleveland, Ohio lighthouse superintendent, Cleveland Mayor
  • John Converse Starkweather (1829-1890), American Brigadier General in the Civil War and Washington DC Lawyer
  • John Amsden Starkweather (1925-2001), American Professor of Medical Psychology at University of California, San Francisco
  • George A Starkweather (1821-1904), American Justice of the Peace, Auditor, Township Clerk, Assessor, Lawyer in Pennsylvania
  • George A. Starkweather (1794-1879), American politician, United States Congressman from New York
  • Henry H. Starkweather (1826-1876), American politician, United States Congressman from Connecticut
  • Gary Starkweather, American engineer and inventor of the laser printer
  • David Starkweather, American cellist of international renown and professor at the University of Georgia School of Music


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)


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