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Storey Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Story . Perhaps also an altered form of Swiss German Störi a variant of Storer . Compare Story

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Storer, Storr, Stoney, Shorey, Stokey, Tovey, Staley, Storm, Score

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Where is the Storey family from?

You can see how Storey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Storey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Storey families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 415 Storey families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Storey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Storey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Storey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Storey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Storey. 43% of Storey men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Storey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Storey were Farmers Son and Income. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farmers Son
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Nurse
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Income
    9%
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What Storey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 206,000 census records available for the last name Storey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Storey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Storey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Storey. For the veterans among your Storey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Storey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Storey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Storey in 1944 was 25, and 75 in 2004.

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