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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


Similar surnames: Star, Starke, Stork, Spark, Sterk, Starker, Turk, Stock, Starr, Sack

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Where is the Stark family from?

You can see how Stark families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stark family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stark families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 320 Stark families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Stark's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Stark families in 1891.
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What did your Stark ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Stark. 11% of Stark men worked as a General Labourer and 71% of Stark women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stark were Incapacitated and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Gardener
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 254,000 census records available for the last name Stark. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stark census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 45,000 immigration records available for the last name Stark. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 64,000 military records available for the last name Stark. For the veterans among your Stark ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stark lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stark life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Stark in 1940 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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