Zorn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Zorn family

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

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Zorn research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1252, 1262, 1613, 1870 and 1821 are included under the topic Early Zorn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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United States Zorn migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Zorn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Zorn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Jacob Zorn, aged 20, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Andreas Zorn, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752
  • Andreas Zorn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Conrad Zorn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Zorn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Phil Zorn, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • Adam Zorn, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • Georg Zorn, who arrived in North America in 1852 [1]
  • Georg Heinr Zorn, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • Anna Margaretha Zorn, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Zorn (post 1700) +

  • Herbert L. Zorn Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 6-A, 1966 [2]
  • Harvey Zorn, American Republican politician, Mayor of Haverstraw, New York; Elected 1931 [2]
  • Dale W. Zorn, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 56th District; Elected 2012 [2]
  • Carl Rudolph Zorn (1844-1916), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1873-74, 1876 [2]
  • Andrew Zorn, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1910-12 [2]
  • Pete Zorn (1950-2016), American multi-instrumentalist, member of Steeleye Span, The Albion Band, and Driver 67
  • Eric Zorn, American columnist and blogger
  • Johanna Zorn, American founder and executive director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival
  • John Zorn (b. 1953), American saxophonist and composer
  • Jim Zorn (b. 1953), prominent American professional football quarterback and coach
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Johann Zorn (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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