Storan Family Crest, Coat of Arms & Storan Name Origin

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Origin of the Name Storan

The ancient history of the name Storan was found in the archives. Variants od Storan include Storeen, Storey, Story, Storry, Storie, Storrie and Storrey. This is a baptismal name meaning 'the son of Storr', a very old personal name. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a Thomas Storre, who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax', of the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the year 1379 and a Johannes Storre, who was also recorded in the same year in this ancient document.
Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired land by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. It was by creating, maintaining and updating these reference books that they were able to maintain their authority and enforce laws.
In Ireland Storan and Storeen are derived from the Gaelic O'Stoirin Sept who were initially located in County Limerick but who later spread to Connaught Province. Their descendants can today still be mostly found in Counties Limerick and Galway.
The Storan coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Storan descendants.
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