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Story Name Meaning

English (Cumberland and Durham) and Scottish: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Stori (Old Norse Stóri from stórr ‘big’). Altered form of Swiss German Störi a variant of Storer . English (Cumberland and Durham) and Scottish: variant of Storer (especially in northeastern England) or vice versa. The names were probably often confused.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Storr, Storey, Stacy, Mory, Dory, Stork, Scoby, Shorty, Starry, Short

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Where is the Story family from?

You can see how Story families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Story family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Story families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 169 Story families living in Ontario. This was about 61% of all the recorded Story's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Story families in 1911.
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What did your Story ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Story. 54% of Story men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Story women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Story were Student and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Student
  • At Home
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 135,000 census records available for the last name Story. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Story 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Story. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Story. For the veterans among your Story ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Story lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Story life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Story in 1945 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

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