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Where did the German Sturmm family come from? What is the German Sturmm family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sturmm family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sturmm family history?The name Sturmm comes from the ancient German state of Bavaria. It is a nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, that described characteristics of the people who originally carried them. Sturmm is a name for a person who was born during a storm. The name Sturmm was also a nickname surname for a person with a stormy temperament.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Sturmm include Sturm, Sturmer, Stuerm, Stuermer, Sturmm, Stuermm and others.
First found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would affect the course of European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturmm research. Another 214 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1489, 1507, 1553, 1699, 1746, 1783, 1801, 1803, 1813, 1816, 1842, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Sturmm History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 96 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sturmm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sturmm or a variant listed above: H. Jurg Sturmer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1747. Johann Jacob Sturm came in 1750; Johann Georg in 1752; and Georg Jacob in 1770. Nicolaus Georg Sturm came to Texas in 1851 with his wife and four children, while G. Stuermer came to Texas in 1854. Michael Sturm came to Philadelphia in 1844..
The Sturmm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sturmm 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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