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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

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Start Family Origin

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Start Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Start. The most common Start occupation in Canada was Farmer. 83% of Start's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Start family was Sailes Woman.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Sailes Woman


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Start Historical Records

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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.

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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 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 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.

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Start Life Expectancy

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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.

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