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Sturman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a navigator, from Old Norse stýrimaðr ‘steersman’ (a compound of stýra ‘to steer’ + maðr ‘man’). English: from an Old French diminutive form Esturmin of a Germanic byname meaning ‘storm’. Compare Storm. North German (Sturmann): altered spelling of Stuhrmann, an occupational name for a helmsman, from Middle Low German sturen ‘to steer’ + mann ‘man’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; possibly an ornamental name from Polish szturman ‘mate (of a ship)’.

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


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

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Sturman Family Origin

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Sturman Family Occupations

What did your Sturman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sturman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Sturman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sturman. A less common occupation for the Sturman family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

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Sturman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sturman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sturman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sturman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sturman. For the veterans among your Sturman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sturman Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sturman 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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