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A freight train passes through Sturgis, South Dakota (2014)

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From the Old Norse personal name Þorgils, composed of the elements Þórr (Thor) + gils (hostage, pledge). The initial s- is not explained.

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Sturgis (countable and uncountable, plural Sturgises)

  1. A surname, from Old Norse​.
  2. A town in east-central Saskatchewan, Canada.
  3. A home rule city in Union County, Kentucky, United States.
  4. A city in St. Joseph County, Michigan, United States.
  5. A small town in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States.
  6. An unincorporated community in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, United States.
  7. A city, the county seat of Meade County, South Dakota, United States.


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Sturgis is the 5863rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 5885 individuals. Sturgis is most common among White (66.49%) and Black/African American (28.85%) individuals.

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