Stark Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from Middle English stark ‘firm’, ‘unyielding’, hence a nickname for a stern, determined, or physically strong person. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a strong, bold person, from Middle High German stark(e), German stark ‘strong’, ‘brave’.

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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Stark Family Origin

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Stark Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stark. The most common Stark occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Stark's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Stark family was Annuitant.

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Stark Historical Records

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Stark Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stark

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