Last name: STARR

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STARR : This last name is indexed 119,789 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STARR : 1: English: from Middle English sterre ‘star’ (Old English steorra) used like the Old Norse Stjarna as a nickname but also occasionally as a personal name. The word was also used in a transferred sense of a patch of white hair on the forehead of a horse and so perhaps the nickname denoted someone with a streak of white hair. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.2: English: in addition the name may occasionally also have been topographic or habitational referring to a house or inn distinguished by the sign of a star (see 2 above). Surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in English.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Star 1 and 3.4: In some cases also an American shortened and altered form of Slovenian Stare or of some other Slovenian Croatian or Serbian surname beginning with Star- ‘old’ such as Slovenian Starc (see Startz 2) Serbian and Croatian Starčević (see Starcevic).

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