Start Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Start Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various minor places, for example Start Point in Devon, named from Old English steort ‘tail’, in the transferred sense of a promontory or spur of a hill.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Starr, Smart, Tart, Stare, Stade, Star, Stark, Startz, Swart, Stewart

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Start Family Origin

Where is the Start family from?

Start Family Occupations

What did your Start ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Start. 2% of Start men worked as a Bricklayer and 50% of Start women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Start were Bus Driver and Domestic Duties

View Census data for Start | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    2%
  • General Labourer
    2%
  • Bus Driver
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    50%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%

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

Start Historical Records

What Start family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Start. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Start census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Start

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Start. 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.

View all Start immigration records

Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Start. For the veterans among your Start ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Start military records

You've only scratched the surface of Start family history.

Start Life Expectancy

What is the average Start lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Start life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Start in 1941 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Start

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Start 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.

Famous Start Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name