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Sturman Name Meaning

English: from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Sturmin probably a diminutive in -in of the Middle English personal name Sturmi from Middle English stormi ‘stormy’ (Old French estormi) denoting a stormy temperament. Compare Storm . English: variant of Stearman 1 in which the main vowel of Middle English ster(e)man stir(e)man has shortened giving rise in the 17th century to the modern pronunciation variously spelled -er- -ir- and -ur-. In some cases the name may arise from the Middle English personal name Stireman Stereman (Old Norse Stȳreman originally a nickname from the Old Danish word for a helmsman or skipper); see Stearman Americanized form of North German Sturmann or Stuhrmann and of Dutch Stuurman: occupational name for a helmsman from Middle Low German stūren ‘to steer’ + man ‘man’. Slovenian Croatian Czech and Slovak (Šturman): nickname from šturm an (obsolete) word meaning ‘storm’ also ‘uproar’ (see Sturm ) + the suffix -man ‘man’ both of German origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): possibly an artificial name from Polish szturman ‘mate (of a ship)’.

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

Similar surnames: Thurman, Turman, Sturm, Furman, Kurman, Steerman, Saurman, Sterman

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You can see how Sturman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sturman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sturman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 17 Sturman families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Sturman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sturman families in 1911.
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What did your Sturman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sturman. 100% of Sturman men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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What is the average Sturman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Sturman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Sturman in 1949 was 48, and 73 in 2004.

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