Strom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Strom family

The surname Strom 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 Strom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Strom research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1442 and 1817 are included under the topic Early Strom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Strom Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Strom family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Strom at this time were Theodor Woldsen Storm (1817-88), who was one of the greatest writers of the later 19th century. He came from...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Strom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Strom migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Strom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Kasper Strom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Christian Strom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • Johan Henrich Strom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]
Strom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Errard Strom, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Jens Strom, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Johan Strom, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]
  • J Strom, aged 36, who landed in New York in 1864 [1]
  • Christine Strom, aged 29, who landed in New York in 1864 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Strom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Paul E Strom, who landed in Alaska in 1900 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Strom (post 1700) +

  • Wheaton L. Strom (1914-1978), American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Delta County, 1942; Candidate for University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1951 [2]
  • Shirley Strom, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1972 [2]
  • Joel Strom, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • J. Preston Strom Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for South Carolina, 1993-96 [2]
  • Edward B. Strom (1887-1977), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1921-22; Defeated in primary, 1922 [2]
  • Carl Walther Strom (1899-1969), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, 1956; Bolivia, 1959-61 [2]
  • Arthur C. E. Strom, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1940 [2]
  • A. A. Strom, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908 [2]
  • James Strom Thurmond (1902-2003), American politician and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

RMS Titanic
  • Mrs. Elna Matilda Ström (d. 1912), (née Persson), aged 29, American Third Class passenger from Indiana Harbor, Indiana who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]
  • Miss Thelma Matilda Wilhelmina Ström (d. 1912), aged 2, American Third Class passenger from Indiana Harbor, Indiana who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [3]


Suggested Readings for the name Strom +

  • 3420 "The Stroms of South Carolina, 1765-1983" by Samuel T. Strom.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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