Sturman Family History
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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