Sturgis Family History

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Sturgis Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Þorgils, composed of the name of the Norse god of thunder, Þorr + gils ‘hostage’, ‘pledge’. However, the inorganic initial s- is not easily explained; it may be the result of Old French influence.

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


Similar surnames: Sturman, Burgin, Starin, Sturmer, Duris, Sturges, Sluis, Stratis

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Sturgis Family Origin

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Sturgis Family Occupations

What did your Sturgis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sturgis occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Sturgis's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sturgis family was Ag Engine Driver(7/1). Agricultural Labourer, Accountant and Accountant To A Financer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sturgis.

View Census data for Sturgis | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

    12%
  • Accountant

    4%
  • Accountant To A Financer

    4%
  • Ag Engine Driver(7/1)

    4%

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

Sturgis Historical Records

What Sturgis family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sturgis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sturgis 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 Sturgis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Sturgis. For the veterans among your Sturgis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sturgis Life Expectancy

What is the average Sturgis lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sturgis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sturgis in 1943 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sturgis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sturgis 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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