Stark Family History
Stark Name Meaning
Scottish (Lanarkshire) and English: nickname from Middle English stark ‘strong sturdy; harsh severe’ (Old English stearc). German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong bold person from Middle High German stark(e) German stark ‘strong brave’. Czech and Slovak (Štark): of German origin (see 2 above). Swedish: ornamental name or soldier's name a cognate of 2 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press