Sturman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Sturman 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. Sturman is a name for a person who was born during a storm. The name Sturman was also a nickname surname for a person with a stormy temperament.
Early Origins of the Sturman family
The surname Sturman 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.
Early History of the Sturman family
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Sturman 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 Sturman include Sturm, Sturmer, Stuerm, Stuermer, Sturmm, Stuermm and others.
Early Notables of the Sturman family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Sturman in this period include Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck (1489-1553), a German statesman and one of the founders of Protestantism; Johannes...
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Sturman migration to the United States +
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Sturman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Sturman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Sturman, who arrived in Maryland in 1640 
- Richard Sturman, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 
- Tho Sturman, who landed in Virginia in 1664 
Sturman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Sturman, who arrived in New York in 1843 
Sturman migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Sturman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Peter Sturman, English convict who was convicted in Norfolk, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton