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Starr is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person who was a person whose personality or appearance called to mind a star. Starr is a nickname, 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 Starr comes from the Old English words sterre, or starre, which mean star, and would have been given to someone with a bright personality. This word was also used to refer to a white patch of hair on the forehead of a horse, an so, it may have been transferred to refer to someone with a streak of white hair.

Starr Early Origins



The surname Starr was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from ancient times in the village of Longbridge Deverill at Glastonbury. It is said that King Alfred, King of the west Saxons, camped the night in the Deverill valley before defeating the Danes at the Battle of Ethandune in 878.

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Starr Spelling Variations


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Starr 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 Starr has appeared include Starr, Star, Starre, Ster, Sterr and others.

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Starr Early History


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Starr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starr research. Another 280 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Starr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Starr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Starr Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Starr Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Starr In Ireland


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Starr In Ireland



Some of the Starr family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 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 Starr arrived in North America very early:

Starr Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Comfort and Mary Starr settled in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Comfort Starr, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Starr, his wife Susan and child, landed in America in 1637
  • Thomas Starr, who arrived in America in 1637
  • Thomas Starr, who landed in New England in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Starr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Starr, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Johanes Starr, aged 38, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Starr, who arrived in Ohio in 1798

Starr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patk Starr, who landed in America in 1805
  • James Starr, who landed in America in 1805
  • Jeremiah Starr, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • S Starr, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H W Starr, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Starr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Starr 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

Starr Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Starr, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • Jesse Starr, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Alexander Starr, who arrived in Canada in 1833

Starr Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Peter Starr arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dauntless" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm
  • Peter Starr, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"
  • William Starr, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"
  • Samuel Starr, aged 45, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

Starr Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Starr, aged 39, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Sarah Starr, aged 39, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • George Starr, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Annie Starr, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Walter John Starr, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Starr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Starr (post 1700)



  • Kay Starr (1922-2016), born Katherine Laverne Starks, an American pop and jazz singer, known for her hits in the 1950s, "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Rock And Roll Waltz"
  • Leonard Starr (1925-2015), American cartoonist, comic book artist, best known for creating the newspaper comic strip On Stage and reviving Little Orphan Annie
  • Blaze Starr (1932-2015), born Fannie Belle Fleming, an American stripper and burlesque comedienne, known for her affair with Louisiana Governor Earl Kemp Long, inspiration of the 1989 film Blaze
  • Albert Starr (b. 1926), American cardiovascular surgeon, co-winner of the 2007 Lasker Award for clinical research
  • James Harper Starr (1809-1890), American civil servant, who was a Secretary of the Treasury of the Republic of Texas
  • Kenneth Winston Starr (b. 1946), American lawyer, judge and solicitor general best known for his investigation of figures during the Clinton administration
  • Paul Starr (b. 1949), American writer and historian, who won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
  • Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr (b. 1934), American football player and coach
  • Mike Starr (b. 1950), American actor
  • Ringo Starr (b. 1940), born Richard Parkin Starkey, English musician, singer-songwriter, best known as the drummer for The Beatles

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Starr Historic Events


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Starr Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Edmund Starr, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Starr


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Suggested Readings for the name Starr



  • Starr Tracks: Belle and Pearle Starr by Phillip W. Steele.
  • They Followed the Sun: The Story of James Penn Starr and Georgian Theus by Marguerite Starr Crain.

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Motto


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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: Vive en espoir
Motto Translation: Live in hope


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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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAUNTLESS 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Dauntless.htm

Other References

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  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Starr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Starr 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 7 November 2016 at 12:54.

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