Sturgis Family History
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