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Where did the English Storey family come from? What is the English Storey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Storey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Storey family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Storie, Storey, Sturye, De Stury, Storrie, Story and many more.

First found in Northumberland where they were said to be descended from an ancient line of Viking settlers of knightly degree and with episcopal rank. Roughly translated from the Viking records the name means "dweller by large and rough water". They moved north into Renfrewshire and acquired considerable estates. William Storie was a charter witness in Dundee in 1281. They also became businessmen of Aberdeen by the year 1300.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Storey research. Another 291 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1545, 1603, 1642, 1700, 1503, 1468, 1477, 1477, 1503, 1504, 1571, 1664, 1721, 1691 and are included under the topic Early Storey History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 151 words(11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Storey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Storey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Storey Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • William Storey settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637
  • William Storey, aged 23, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1637
  • Jonas Storey, who arrived in Maryland in 1664
  • John Storey, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Robert Storey, who landed in Maryland in 1674


Storey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Robert Storey settled in Georgia in 1734
  • George Storey, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1776
  • Alexander Storey, who landed in America in 1795

Storey Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Ann Storey, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Elizabeth Storey, aged 47, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Ben Storey, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Benjamin Storey, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Andrew Storey, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1812


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  • Awvee Storey (b. 1977), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Edward Farris Storey (1829-1860), American settler, eponym of Storey County, Nevada
  • William Benson Storey Jr. (1857-1940), the fifteenth president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
  • Marcus Lorenzo Storey (b. 1982), American soccer forward
  • David Malcolm Storey (b. 1933), English playwright, screenwriter and novelist, winner of the 1963 Somerset Maugham Award and the 1961 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
  • Peter Edwin Storey (b. 1945), former English footballer
  • Brett Barry Storey (b. 1977), English footballer
  • Mr. Thomas Storey (d. 1912), aged 51, English Third Class passenger from Liverpool, Merseyside who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
  • Elsdon Storey, Australian neurologist
  • Gerry Storey MBE (b. 1936), Irish Olympic boxing trainer

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The Storey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Storey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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