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Origin and Meaning of Storey

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sto"rey
See Story.
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  1. A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

From Middle English story, from Medieval Latin historia (“narrative”), from Latin, possibly from narratives painted on medieval buildings.

Alternative etymology derives Middle English story from Old French *estoree (“a thing built, building”), from estoree (“built”), feminine past participle of estorer (“to build”), from Latin instaurare (“to construct, build, erect”).

  1. (obsolete) A building; an edifice.
  2. A floor or level of a building or ship.
    For superstitious reasons, many buildings number their 13th as 14, bypassing 13 entirely.
  3. (typography) A vertical level in certain letters, such as a and g.
    The IPA symbol for a voiced velar stop is the single- , not the double- .

Notable Persons With the Last Name Storey

David M. Storey is a novelist; playwright; screenwriter, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter novelist. David was born on July 13th, 1933 in Wakefield.


Dame was born on October 26th, 1977. Dame is also known as Bailey and Sarah.


Miles Storey is a soccer player for the Inverness Caledonian Thistle F.C., Swindon Town F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Coventry City F.C., Salisbury City F.C., Shrewsbury Town F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Newport County A.F.C., and England national under-19 football team. Miles was born on January 4th, 1994 in West Bromwich, England.


Tim Storey is a life coach, business coach, author, motivational speaker, and coaching. His most notable accomplishments were from 1980 to present. Tim was given the name Timothy Brian Storey on November 2nd, 1960.



Peter Storey is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C. Academy, Arsenal F.C., Fulham F.C., England national under-16 football team, England national football team, and The Football League XI. Peter was born on September 7th, 1945 in Farnham, Surrey, England.


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Popularity of Storey as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Storey U.S.
  White 84.12% 64.26%
  African American 10.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.58% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Storey

People with the last name Storey are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Storey

  • How Popular is the name Storey? Storey is the 26,954th most popular name of all time. As a last name Storey was the 2,635th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Storey have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199 babies born with the first name Storey in the United States. That's more than enough people named Storey to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Storey? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1987 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Storey first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Storey is Thursday, November 20th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Storey born? The highest recorded use of the first name Storey was in 2013 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Storey: Your name in reverse order is Yerots. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yoesrt. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Storey? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,669 people with the last name Storey.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Storey? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Storey as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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