Star Family History

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Star Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person. Dutch: nickname either for a gloomy person or for someone who was rigid and inflexible, from Middle Dutch staer ‘having a troubled or gloomy expression’; ‘tight’, ‘stiff’. English translation of German and Jewish Stern. Slovenian: from the adjective star ‘old’ (see Stare).

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

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

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Star Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Star name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Star. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Star Family Origin

Where is the Star family from?

Star Family Occupations

What did your Star ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Star family was Fisherman. Sailor, Canoe Maker and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Star. The most common Star occupation in Canada was Sailor. 25% of Star's were Sailors.

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  • Sailor

  • Canoe Maker

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Star ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Star Historical Records

What Star family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Star Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Star 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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