The surname Zorn was first found in Alsace, where this family name, belonging to one of the oldest, most prestigious, and most widespread ruling families of the region, was a prominent contributor to the development of the district since ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent area as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles record at least thirty different variations on the Family Crest born by the many prominent branches of this family. The main branches had their ancestral seat at the estates Osthausen, Ehrstein, and Gerstheim, and members ruled the city Strasbourg from early on.
Early History of the Zorn family
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Zorn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Zorn, Zorrn, Zorndt, Zorneke (Slavic), Zorne, Zoernle and many more.
Early Notables of the Zorn family (pre 1700)
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^ 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)