Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.
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The Starling surname in historical dictionaries
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
STARLING. . An ancient baptismal name in use before the Conquest, as we have Starliuc, and Starlingus in Domesda.y. 2. Perliaps from the bird, like Raven, Rook, Crow, &c. 3. It may be a corruption of Stirling, the local name, or of Easterling. H.R, Starlyng, Sterlyng.