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The surname Starrett was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stirrett, Stirett, Sterritt, Stirratt, Starratt, Starrat, Starret and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Starrett research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1341, 1698, and 1703 are included under the topic Early Starrett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Starrett family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 286 words (20 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Starrett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Starrett, who landed in New England in 1735

Starrett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James, John, Thomas, William, and W. J. Starrett, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Starrett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Martha Starrett, aged 24, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
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  • Charles Vincent Emerson Starrett (1886-1974), American detective, fantasy, horror writer and newspaperman
  • Paul Starrett (1866-1957), American builder, best known for building the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, and Penn Station
  • Mary Starrett (b. 1954), American National Political Communications Director of the Constitution Party
  • Laroy S. Starrett (1836-1922), American businessman and inventor, founder of L. S. Starrett Company in 1905
  • Melvin Keith Starrett (b. 1951), United States federal judge
  • Jack Starrett (1936-1989), American actor and film director
  • Charles Starrett (1903-1986), American actor, best known for his starring role in the Durango Kid (1940)
  • Brooke Starrett, Australian footballer
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    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    10. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
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    The Starrett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Starrett 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.

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