04.05 Starling Coat of Arms
This is a representation of the arms matriculated by Sir William Starling of Stopsley Hall, Bedfordshire, England. Sir William was knighted in ca 1667.
The London Starlings emigrated to Accomac, Virginia. Current DNA testing has shown the Accomac Starling descendants are a 100% match ( for 25 markers) to the descendants of James Stirling of Cornwall and William Sterling of Haverhill . (Editors note: Further DNA tests have shown an even closer relationship between James Stirling of Cornwal, CT and Isaac Starling of Accomac, VA with a 66 for 67 marker match. This would indicate a common ancestor within 13 generations with a confidence level of 99%)