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The name Stürm 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. Stürm is a name for a person who was born during a storm. The name Stürm was also a nickname surname for a person with a stormy temperament.

Stürm Early Origins



The surname Stürm was 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.

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Stürm Spelling Variations


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Stürm Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Stürm include Sturm, Sturmer, Stuerm, Stuermer, Sturmm, Stuermm and others.

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Stürm Early History


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Stürm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stürm research. Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1813, 1842, 1699, 1489, 1553, 1507, 1589, 1635, 1703 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Stürm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stürm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stürm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Stürm in this period include Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck (1489-1553), a German statesman and one of the founders of Protestantism; Johannes...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stürm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stürm or a variant listed above:

Stürm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Sturm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Margaretha Sturm, who arrived in America in 1749
  • Philip Sturm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Jacob Sturm came to Philadelphia in 1750
  • Johan Christian Sturm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stürm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margarete Sturm, aged 25, landed in America in 1839
  • Michael Sturm came to Philadelphia in 1844
  • Charles Sturm, aged 33, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Stephen Sturm, aged 52, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Andreas Sturm, aged 23, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stürm Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Christine Sturm, aged 25, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stürm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stürm (post 1700)



  • Alexander McCormick "Sandy" Sturm (1923-1951), American artist and writer who was a co-founder of Sturm, Ruger, a firearms manufacturer
  • Robert B Sturm, American film producer
  • Jacques Charles Sturm (1803-1855), eminent French mathematician of German ancestry
  • Joseph Sturm, German regiment commander, made a baron in recognition of thirty three years of service to the Austrian Empire in 1783
  • Martin Sturm von Hirschfeld, Mayor of Prague, was ennobled in 1746
  • Julius Sturm (1816-1896), German tutor at the princely house of Reuss and wrote patriotic poetry
  • Christian Sturm (b. 1978), German tenor
  • Marco Sturm (b. 1978), German-born NHL player currently on the Boston Bruins
  • Helmut Sturm (1932-2008), German painter
  • Felix Sturm (b. 1979), German boxer, current WBA middleweight world champion
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Stürm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stürm 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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