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Star Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star Middle High German star ‘starling’ probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person. Dutch (Van der Star): topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a star. Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Stern . English (Somerset): variant of Starr . American shortened form of Slovenian Stare or of some other Slovenian Croatian or Serbian surname beginning with Star- ‘old’ (see Starr ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stark, Starr, Saar, Haar, Steer, Stier, Stare, Stam, Stahr, Stair

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Where is the Star family from?

You can see how Star families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Star family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Star families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Star families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Star's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Star families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Star surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Star ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Hunter was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Star. 25% of Star men worked as a Hunter. .

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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 1921

  • Hunter
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Star. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Star 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Star. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Star. For the veterans among your Star ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Star lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Star life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Star in 1956 was 60, and 71 in 2004.

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