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The surname Storey 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.

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


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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 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 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 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


Storey Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Benjn Storey, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Storey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Henry Storey, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • William Storey settled in St. John's in 1843
  • Robert Storey immigrated to Canada from Ireland in 1867

Storey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • William Storey, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Joseph Storey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846
  • Charles Storey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1846

Storey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Leonard Storey landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Walter Storey arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863
  • Francis Storey, aged 45, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Sarah Storey, aged 45, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • William Storey, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875


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  • Marcus Lorenzo Storey (b. 1982), American soccer forward
  • George B. Storey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1940, 1944, 1948; Chair of Tazewell County Republican Party, 1950
  • Garnet V. Storey, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Carl Junction, Missouri, 1948-49
  • E. A. Storey, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Geneva, 1897
  • Cecil Storey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Henry W. Storey, American politician, Burgess of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1883-87
  • John A. Storey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1900
  • Moorfield Storey, American politician, Representative from Massachusetts 11th District, 1900
  • R. G. Storey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928
  • Rasheed Storey, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of New York City, New York, 1969, 1973; Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 24th District, 1980

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