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Storm Name Meaning

English North German Dutch and Scandinavian: nickname for a man of blustery or stormy temperament from Middle English Middle Low German storm Old Norse stormr ‘storm’. Flemish and Dutch: occupational name for someone who sounded the alarm-bell warning people for a coming storm Middle Dutch storm.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sturm, Stork, Storr, Stock, Star, Stern, Storer, Sterk, Storms, Stemm

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Where is the Storm family from?

You can see how Storm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Storm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Storm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 38 Storm families living in Ontario. This was about 75% of all the recorded Storm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Storm families in 1911.
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What did your Storm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Storm. 55% of Storm men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Storm women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Storm were Farmers Son and Farmers Daughter. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farming
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Housewife
  • Weaver
  • Farmers Daughter
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Census Records

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Storm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Storm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Storm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Storm. For the veterans among your Storm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Storm lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Storm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Storm in 1940 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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