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Sturgis Name Meaning

English: variant of Turgoose with prosthetic initial S- ultimately from the Middle English personal name Turgis a Norman form of Old Norse Thorgils Thorgisl with ancient Germanic -gis replacing Old Norse -gisl. The name ultimately derives from the divine name Thórr ‘Thor’ + an element corresponding to ancient Germanic and Old English gisl ‘hostage pledge’.

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

Similar surnames: Sturman, Burgin, Starin, Sturmer, Duris, Sturges, Sluis, Stratis

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Where is the Sturgis family from?

You can see how Sturgis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sturgis family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sturgis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Sturgis families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Sturgis's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sturgis families in 1911.
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What did your Sturgis ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sturgis. 75% of Sturgis men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Sturgis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sturgis 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sturgis. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Sturgis. For the veterans among your Sturgis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sturgis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sturgis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sturgis in 1943 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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