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Storrs Early Origins



The surname Storrs 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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Storrs Spelling Variations


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Storrs Spelling Variations



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

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Storrs Early History


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Storrs Early History



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

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Storrs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Storrs 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 Storrs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Storrs In Ireland


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Storrs In Ireland



Some of the Storrs 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 were:

Storrs Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bennett Storrs, who arrived in Maryland in 1659
  • Samuel Storrs, who arrived in Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1663

Storrs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Storrs, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Alred Storrs, who arrived in Colorado in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Storrs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Storrs (post 1700)



  • John Storrs, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1808-12, 1814-15, 1819-20
  • Hiram E. Storrs, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1846
  • Henry Randolph Storrs (1787-1837), American politician, Representative from New York, 1817-21, 1823-31; State Court Judge in New York, 1825
  • Heman Storrs, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield, 1821
  • John W. Storrs, American politician, Mayor of Concord, New Hampshire, 1937-39
  • Lewellyn J. Storrs, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Mansfield, Connecticut, 1897-99; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield; Elected 1904, 1910
  • Wales F. Storrs, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ottawa County 2nd District, 1867-68; Member of Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1871-72
  • Walter F. Storrs, American Republican politician, First Selectman of Mansfield, Connecticut, 1908-15; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Mansfield; Elected 1912
  • William Lucius Storrs (1795-1861), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middletown, 1827-29, 1834; Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1834
  • Emory A. Storrs, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868, 1880
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Storrs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Storrs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 December 2016 at 15:40.

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