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Starkey Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place probably in Lancashire. This English surname has been established in Ireland (Dublin) since the 14th century. English: variant of Starkin itself perhaps from an unrecorded Old French personal name Starkin a pet form of ancient Germanic names beginning in Stark- ‘strong’ such as Starc(w)ulf and Starcher both of which appear in 1086 as names of Domesday Book tenants in East Anglia: Starcolf (Norfolk) and Starker (Suffolk). However no medieval evidence for Starkin as a personal name or a surname has been found. An alternative possibility is a derivation from an unrecorded Middle English starking ‘strong one’ (see Stark ) but in the absence of any medieval evidence this is highly conjectural. Altered form of German Starke written thus to preserve the second syllable.

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


Similar surnames: Starkel, Starker, Starke, Starkes, Stookey, Taskey, Stuckey, Starry

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Where is the Starkey family from?

You can see how Starkey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Starkey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Starkey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 40 Starkey families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Starkey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Starkey families in 1911.
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What did your Starkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Starkey. 58% of Starkey men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    58%
  • Labourer
    24%
  • Merchant
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Starkey. For the veterans among your Starkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Starkey lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Starkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Starkey in 1942 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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