Pearson Starr

Brief Life History of Pearson

When Pearson Starr was born on 24 January 1791, in Newmarket, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Starr, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Kinsler, was 22. He died in 1878, in Roaring Creek Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

James Starr
1762–1837
Sarah Kinsler
1768–1809
Pearson Starr
1791–1878
Edward Starr
1792–
John Starr
1794–
Mordecai Starr
1796–1874
Deborah Starr
1798–1860
Martha Starr
1800–1887
Sarah Starr
1802–1803
Jesse Starr
1803–1887
James Starr
1806–1875
Hutton Starr
1807–1877
Thomas C. Starr
1809–

Sources (1)

  • Pearson Starr, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"

World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

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1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

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1819 · Panic! of 1819

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Name Meaning

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.

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.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Star 1 and 3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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