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Starke Surname Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a strong bold person from Middle High German stark(e) Middle Dutch starck(e) staerk(e) ‘strong brave’. English: variant of Stark .

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


Similar surnames: Stark, Starker, Sterk, Star, Spark, Stage, Starkey, Stanke, Sterle

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Where is the Starke family from?

You can see how Starke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Starke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Starke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Starke families living in Ontario. This was about 28% of all the recorded Starke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Starke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Starke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Starke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Starke. 65% of Starke men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Starke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Starke were Agent and Income. .

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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

  • Farmer
    65%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Loco Engineer
    10%
  • Agent
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Income
    40%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Starke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Starke 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 Starke. 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 Starke. For the veterans among your Starke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Starke lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Starke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Starke in 1945 was 32, and 80 in 2004.

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