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This long-established surname is English, but of pre 7th century Danish-Viking origins. It derives from the word "storr", meaning large, which was used both to denote someone of strong build, and also a keeper of oxen (cattle). The personal bynames as Stori and Estori, are recorded in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. Early examples of the surname recordings include: John Stor in the charters known as the Calendar of Letter Books for the city of London, and dated 1290, whilst Thomas Storre, appears in the Poll Tax returns for Yorkshire in 1379. The surname is recorded in many forms including Stor, Storr, Store, Storey, Storry, Storie and Storrie, and is particularly well recorded in the church registers of Yorkshire...

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