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Sturgis is a surname of Norman origin, shortened form of FitzTurgis "son of" (see Fitz) "Turgis" (former first name, now still common as a Norman surname, together with "Tourgis") from the Old Norse Þórgísl or Old Danish Thorgisl ( the name of the god Thor, and -gísl "hostage, pledge" or ON geisli "ray, pole (part of a weapon)" or OW. Norse geisl "staff", cf. Old Icelandic geisli "sun-shaft, sun beam"). - Source: Wikipedia

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