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Early Origins of the Storch family

The surname Storch was first found in Kent where they held a family seat. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1198 when Osbert Storc held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Storch family

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Storch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stork, Stork, Storck, Storke, Storks and others.

Early Notables of the Storch family (pre 1700)

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Storch Ranking

In the United States, the name Storch is the 12,305th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Storch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Storch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Storch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [2]
  • Ludwig Storch, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]
Storch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Georg Storch, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 [2]
  • Heinr Adolph Storch, who landed in America in 1848-1849 [2]
  • Joseph Storch, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1870 [2]
  • John Storch, who landed in Arkansas in 1889 [2]

Canada Storch migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Storch Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • George Storch, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Contemporary Notables of the name Storch (post 1700) +

  • Laila Storch (1921-2022), American oboist, the first woman oboist to graduate from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia
  • Arthur Storch (1925-2013), American actor and Broadway director, life member of The Actors Studio, founder of the Syracuse Stage in 1974
  • John A. Storch, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 10½ aerial victories
  • Rachel Storch, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [3]
  • Frederick E. Storch, American politician, Burgess of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, 1960 [3]
  • Erikka Lynn Storch, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 3rd District; Elected 2010, 2012 [3]

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Walter Reinhold Storch, English 2nd Class passenger residing in San Francisco, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania (1915) and survived the sinking [4]

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from
  4. Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook