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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2014

Where did the English Story family come from? What is the English Story family crest and coat of arms? When did the Story family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Story 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 Story 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 Story 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 Story Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Story 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:

Story Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century


  • Elias Story, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Ellen Story, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Augustine Story, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1638
  • George Story, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1643
  • Wm Story, who arrived in Virginia in 1645


Story Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Alexander Story, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hannah Story, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Anne Story, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • Thomas W Story, who arrived in New York in 1797
  • Ephram Story, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Story Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Ann Story, aged 16, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Ben Story, aged 18, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Andrew Story, aged 31, arrived in New York, NY in 1805
  • Lieut. Story, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • James V Story, who landed in New York in 1826


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  • Joseph Story (1779-1845), American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States
  • William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), American sculptor, art critic, poet and editor
  • Laura Story (b. 1978), American Contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter
  • Timothy Kevin Story (b. 1970), African-American film director
  • Rick Story (b. 1984), American mixed martial artist
  • Nelson Story Sr. (1838-1926), pioneer Montana entrepreneur, cattle rancher, miner and vigilante
  • Ralph Story (1920-2006), American television and radio personality
  • Blessed John Story (1504-1571), English Roman Catholic martyr


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  • Some Ancestors and Descendants of Joseph Rudd Jr., 1740-1818 and his Wife, Sarah Story, 1744-1842, of Bennington, Vermont by Dorothy Rudd DuMond.
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  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Story Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Story 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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