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Origins of the Starr surname

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About the Starrs

We have a total number of 21637 records for people with the last name Starr.

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Where do most Starrs live?

In 1921, most Starrs lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Starrs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 15,700 records for the Starr surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Starrs most likely to marry?



Starr Or Star Or Starrses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Starrs.

What are the most common Starr first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Starr family members

Common jobs for Starrs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Starrs in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Starrs in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers




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