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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Starnes. It was given to a stern person. The surname Starnes is derived from the Old English word styrne, which means severe, strict, uncompromising, and austere.

Starnes Early Origins



The surname Starnes was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Grendon from early times.

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Starnes Spelling Variations


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Starnes Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Starnes has appeared include Sterne, Stern, Stearn, Stearns and others.

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Starnes Early History


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Starnes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starnes research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1607, 1596, 1683, 1660, 1664 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Starnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Starnes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Starnes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Starnes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Starnes In Ireland


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Starnes In Ireland



Some of the Starnes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Starnes arrived in North America very early:

Starnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nathan Starnes, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1848

Starnes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carlos Eliseo Starnes, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Thomas Starnes, aged 50, who landed in America from Plymouth, in 1905
  • Mrs. P.M. Starnes, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Patrick M. Starnes, aged 48, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Pleasant M. Starnes, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Starnes Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nathaniel Starnes U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Starnes Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gladys Starnes, aged 24, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1913
  • James R. Starnes, aged 28, who emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1913

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Contemporary Notables of the name Starnes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Starnes (post 1700)



  • Joe Starnes (1895-1962), American politician, U.S. Representative from Alabama
  • Ian Starnes, American football player
  • Edgar Vance Starnes, American Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Henry Starnes (1816-1896), Canadian businessman and political figure in Quebec
  • Cortlandt Starnes (1864-1934), 7th Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Colin J. Starnes, Canadian professor and author, former President of the University of King's College, Nova Scotia
  • Kalib Axel Starnes (b. 1975), Canadian former professional mixed martial artist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Starnes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Starnes 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 13 June 2016 at 11:31.

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