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Steray Early Origins



The surname Steray was 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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Steray Early History


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Steray Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Steray 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 Steray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steray Spelling Variations


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Steray Spelling Variations



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

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Steray Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Steray Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Edward Story or Storey (died 1503), English priest, Bishop of Carlisle, 1468-1477, and Bishop of Chichester, 1477-1503; Blessed John Story (or Storey) (1504-1571), English Roman Catholic martyr; and George Warter Story (1664?-1721) was...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Steray Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Steray In Ireland


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Steray In Ireland



Some of the Steray 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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elizabeth Storey settled in Jamaica in 1694; James Storey settled in Maryland in 1684; William Storey settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1637; Robert Storey settled in Georgia in 1734.

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