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Stormo Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Stormo stormoe stromo
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How to Join

Please contact the project leader Kaylinn Stormo or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

How Names Change

The Scandinavian patronyms were generally derived from the father's given name with the addition of a suffix meaning 'son' or 'daughter' or by occupation like Møller - ( Miller ) naming tradition remained commonly used throughout the Scandinavian countries during the time of surname formation. Forms of the patronymic suffixes include: -son, -sen, -fen, -søn, -ler, -zen, -zon/zoon, and -ssønm. This meant that most families until modern times did not have surnames

The most common Norwegian surnames were originally patronymic, commonly ending with the suffixes "-ssen", "-sson", "-sdatter", "-sdotter" which is the genitive s plus the word sen or son for son or datter or dotter for daughter. The genitive s was often dropped; compare Hanssen and Hansen. In 1923, it was ordered by law that each family should have a single, hereditary last name.

Surnames also derived from placenames commonly originated as farm names. Most families took a patronymic name, but some adopted a farm name. Farm names include: Bakke/Bakken (hill or rise), Berg/Berge (mountain or hill), Dahl/Dal (valley), Haugen/Haugan (hill or mound), Lie (side of a valley), Moen (meadow), or Rud (clearing).

This is where the Stormo surname originates. Moen (meadow) - Being the last part of the name - mo. The first part of the name is Stor (big, older).

Stormo Familes

Please list the earliest known patriarch with the surname Stormo to start your line.

John Rollaugsen Stormo family line - This family also has a Facebook page. The Stormo Family. This family originated in Meraaker, Norway region.

Olaus Elliassen Stormo Family line. This family originated in ————-. This family line is mostly centered in Washington state.

Knudt Hanson Stormo Family line. I believe this family originated in Buskerud, Norway area. He lived in WI and then SD. Most of the family still lives in the South Dakota.

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