Sturm Family History

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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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Sturm Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sturm name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sturm. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Sturm Family Origin

Where is the Sturm family from?

Sturm Family Occupations

What did your Sturm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sturm family was Carpenter. The most common Sturm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sturm's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sturm.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sturm ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sturm Historical Records

What Sturm family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Sturm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Sturm Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sturm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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