Stork History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stork family

The surname Stork 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 Stork family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stork research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1229, 1280, 1455, 1487, 1857, and 1864 are included under the topic Early Stork History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stork Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stork family (pre 1700)

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United States Stork migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stork Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Henry Stork, his wife, four sons and a daughter settled to America from England in 1709
  • Hans Henrig Stork, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Theobald Stork, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Jacob Stork, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]
Stork Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elsabein Stork, who landed in Ohio in 1836 [1]
  • George Stork, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • A Christ Elis Stork, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • Heinr W Stork, who landed in America in 1846 [1]
  • Peter Stork, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Stork migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stork Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Stork, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848

Australia Stork migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stork Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Stork (post 1700) +

  • Gilbert Stork (1921-2017), Belgium-born, American organic chemist, Eugene Higgins Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Columbia University
  • Jim Stork (b. 1966), American businessman and politician
  • Jeffrey Malcolm Stork (b. 1960), former American gold medal-winning Olympic volleyball player
  • Janice C. Stork, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1990-98; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000 [3]
  • Sture Henrik Stork (1930-2002), Swedish Olympic sailor

Empress of Ireland
  • Mrs. Mary Louisa Stork (1859-1914), née Reeve Canadian First Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html


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