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Sturm Family History

Sturm Name Meaning

German: nickname for a man of blustery temperament, from Middle High German sturm ‘storm’. It is also found in Slovenia, where it is commonly spelled Šturm. Dutch: variant of Storm. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Sturm, Sturmi. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sturm ‘storm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Storm, Turk, Stern, Sturman, Stumm, Star, Stuhl, Sterk, Stum, Stark

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Where is the Sturm family from?

You can see how Sturm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sturm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sturm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Sturm families living in Ontario. This was about 95% of all the recorded Sturm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sturm families in 1911.
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What did your Sturm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sturm. 67% of Sturm 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
  • Merchant
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Sturm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sturm 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Sturm. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Sturm. For the veterans among your Sturm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sturm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sturm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sturm in 1945 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

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