Storm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Storm family

The surname Storm was first found in Mecklenburg and Pomerania, where the name became known for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society in northern Germany. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Arnold Storm of Rostock in 1283, and M. Stormere, also of Rostock, in 1302.

Early History of the Storm family

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Storm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Storm, Stormer, Stoermer, Stormere, Stormen and many more.

Early Notables of the Storm family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Storm at this time were Theodor Woldsen Storm (1817-88), who was one of the greatest writers of the later 19th century. He came from...
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Storm Ranking

In the United States, the name Storm is the 4,840th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in Netherlands, the name Storm is ranked the 637th most popular surname with an estimated 2,861 people with that name. [2]


United States Storm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Storm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dirck Storm, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1662 [3]
Storm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Boy Storm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1727
  • Jacob Storm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1728
  • Jacob Storm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728 [3]
  • Johannes Storm, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Philip Storm, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Storm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Storm, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831 [3]
  • Gerh Storm, who landed in America in 1844 [3]
  • Adelheid Storm, who arrived in America in 1844 [3]
  • Anthony Storm, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • L Storm, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Storm (post 1700) +

  • Warren Storm (1937-2021), American drummer and vocalist, known as a pioneer of the musical genre swamp pop
  • Tempest Storm (1928-2021), born Annie Blanche Banks, nicknamed "The Queen Of Exotic Dancers," an American burlesque star and motion picture actress
  • Thomas Storm (1749-1833), American politician from Hopewell, Dutchess County, New York
  • Hannah Storm (b. 1962), American sports broadcast journalist from ESPN
  • John Storm, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1806-07 [4]
  • Jane Storm, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1948 [4]
  • Henning C. Storm, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Aroostook County, 1919-20 [4]
  • Frederic Storm (1844-1935), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 2nd District, 1896; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1901-03; Defeated, 1902 [4]
  • Frank Storm, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952 [4]
  • Francis Storm, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County, 1828 [4]
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Laun Lee Storm, American Yeoman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]


Suggested Readings for the name Storm +

  • Descendants of John Springs (Springsteen) and Sophia Gassaway of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina by Max Perry.
  • Kin of My Grandchildren by Noble K. Littell.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://forebears.io/netherlands/surnames
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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