Sturmer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Sturmer family

The surname Sturmer 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 Sturmer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturmer research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1801, 1813, 1842, 1699, 1489, 1553, 1507, 1589, 1635, 1703 and 1697 are included under the topic Early Sturmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sturmer Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Sturmer include Sturm, Sturmer, Stuerm, Stuermer, Sturmm, Stuermm and others.

Early Notables of the Sturmer family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Sturmer 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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United States Sturmer migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Sturmers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Sturmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • H. Jurg Sturmer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1747
Sturmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Heinr C Sturmer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Simon Sturmer, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • Franz Sturmer, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Johann Franz Sturmer, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Karl Sturmer, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  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) on Facebook
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