The name Sturmur 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. Sturmur is a name for a person who was born during a storm. The name Sturmur was also a nickname surname for a person with a stormy temperament.
Early Origins of the Sturmur family
The surname Sturmur 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 Sturmur family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sturmur 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 Sturmur History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sturmur 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 Sturmur include Sturm, Sturmer, Stuerm, Stuermer, Sturmm, Stuermm and others.
Early Notables of the Sturmur family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Sturmur 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 Sturmur Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sturmur family to the New World and Oceana
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 Sturmurs to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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..