The name Starne comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a stern person. The surname Starne is derived from the Old English word styrne,
which means severe, strict, uncompromising,
Early Origins of the Starne family
The surname Starne was first found in Buckinghamshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.
Early History of the Starne family
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Starne 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 Starne has undergone many spelling variations
, including Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.
Early Notables of the Starne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Starne family to Ireland
Some of the Starne family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Starne family to the New World and Oceana
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 Starne were among those contributors: Abigail and Mary Stearns settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1630; Isaac Stearns, his wife Mary, his son and four daughters settled in Massachusetts in 1630.