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
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
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Early Notables of the Sturmm family (pre 1700)
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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..
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