Stark Family History

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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

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 UK named Stark. 2% of Stark men worked as a General Labourer and 54% 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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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Stark Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Stark Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stark ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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