The name Sturmm 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. Sturmm is a name for a person who was born during a storm. The name Sturmm was also a nickname surname for a person with a stormy temperament.
Early Origins of the Sturmm family
The surname Sturmm 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 Sturmm family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturmm 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 Sturmm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sturmm Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Sturmm include Sturm, Sturmer, Stuerm, Stuermer, Sturmm, Stuermm and others.
Early Notables of the Sturmm family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Sturmm 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 Sturmm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sturmm family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sturmm or a variant listed above: H. Jurg Sturmer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1747. Johann Jacob Sturm came in 1750; Johann Georg in 1752; and Georg Jacob in 1770. Nicolaus Georg Sturm came to Texas in 1851 with his wife and four children, while G. Stuermer came to Texas in 1854. Michael Sturm came to Philadelphia in 1844..