Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German
Star, Middle High German star, ‘starling’, probably
denoting a talkative or perhaps a voracious person.
- Dutch: nickname either for a gloomy person or for someone who was
rigid and inflexible, from Middle Dutch staer ‘having a
troubled or gloomy expression’; ‘tight’, ‘stiff’.
translation of German and Jewish Stern.
- Slovenian: from the adjective star ‘old’ (see Stare).
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