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I have pages of information written by William Zorn on the origin on the name.
"The family Zorn, which in German signifies "fury" or "anger", is an old onel. For centuries, the family had lived near Strasbourg, in the Palatinate. In the Fourteenth Century, the family was one of the most powerful in that city as shown by a tragically humoroustale. In 1321, Claus Zorn complained to the town-council that the Rahthaus (City Hall) was located nearer the tavern frequented by their rivals, the Mulnheimers, than the one where the Zorns drank their beer. Because of this, according to Claus, when a motion was made and put to the vote, the Mulnheimers were able to get to the meeting and vote before the Zorns arrived. Claus therefore proposed that a new townhall be constructed, built eactly halfway between the rival taverns. etc.......