Surma History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Surma family

The surname Surma was first found in Hertfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The question of whether this relates to a preacher or a knight is still unresolved. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1312 when Richard and Ralph Sermoner held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Surma family

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Surma Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sermon, Sirmon, Surman, Surmon, Sirman, Serman and others.

Early Notables of the Surma family (pre 1700)

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United States Surma migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Surma Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Constantia Surma, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872
  • Georg Surma, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1894
  • Janos Surma, aged 17, who immigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Joh Surma, aged 10, who landed in America from Avon, in 1897
  • Joseph Surma, aged 1, who landed in America from Avon, in 1897
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Surma Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Antoni Surma, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Marek Surma, aged 15, who settled in America, in 1903
  • Johanna Surma, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1905
  • Karol Surma, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Adamow, Austria, in 1909
  • Jan Surma, aged 18, who landed in America from Piekidko, Austria, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Surma (post 1700) +

  • John P. Surma (b. 1954), American businessman, chief executive officer and chairman of United States Steel Corporation
  • Damian Surma (b. 1981), American CHL ice hockey left winger
  • Alvin J. Surma, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948 [1]
  • Lukasz Surma (b. 1977), Polish footballer


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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