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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.

Starkweather Early Origins



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.

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Starkweather Spelling Variations


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Starkweather Spelling Variations



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

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Starkweather Early History


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Starkweather Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starkweather research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1643, 1696, 1733, 1785, 1802, 1805, 1809, 1859, 1876, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Starkweather History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Starkweather Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Starkweather Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Starkweather 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



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

Starkweather Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E M Starkweather, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Mrs. J M Starkweather, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • George P. Starkweather, aged 20, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Mina Starkweather, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Mrs. W. Starkweather, aged 37, who emigrated 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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Starkweather (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Starkweather (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Starkweather Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Starkweather 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 2013 at 14:40.

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