Storie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Storie family
The surname Storie 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, Scotland and acquired considerable estates. In Scotland, William Storie was a charter witness in Dundee in 1281. Walter Stori was canon of Aberdeen in 1320 and Adam Story was one of 'burgenses rure manentes in Aberdeen, 1317. 
A few years later, in England, the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 revealed Thomas Storre; Johannes Storre; and Roger Storre as all holding lands there at that time. "Storey is still among the most familiar of Yorkshire names, but it has become, of necessity, mixed with Storer, which also is well established in that county." 
The variant Stary dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where the original name Stari was recorded in Suffolk.  Later, John Starie was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for Worcestershire in 1275. In this case, the name may from the Old Norse name Stari, which was a nickname from stari, meaning "starling." 
Early History of the Storie family
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Storie Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Storie, Storey, Sturye, De Stury, Storrie, Story and many more.
Early Notables of the Storie family (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; and Blessed John Story (or Storey) (1504-1571), English Roman Catholic martyr. He may have been a member of the family of that name settled in Northumberland and Durham. "Story was indicted in Westminster Hall on 26 May 1571 with Christopher and Francis Norton and Christopher Neville. He was accused of having incited Alva to invade England, and of having...
In the United States, the name Storie is the 14,466th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Storie family to Ireland
Some of the Storie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Storie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century