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Where did the German Strohm family come from? What is the German Strohm family crest and coat of arms? When did the Strohm family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Strohm family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stroh, Strohl, Strohmayer, Strohback and others.

First found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strohm research. Another 124 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1758, 1769, 1781, and 1843 are included under the topic Early Strohm History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Strohm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strohm Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Benedict Strohm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Niklaus Strohm, who landed in America in 1731
  • John Strohm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • George Strohm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Christn Strohm, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Strohm Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Strohm, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Michael Strohm, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • Johann Strohm, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Johannes Strohm, who landed in America in 1852
  • Maria Strohm, who landed in America in 1852


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  2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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  5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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The Strohm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Strohm Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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