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Sorenson Family History

Sorenson Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Danish and Norwegian Sørensen (see Sorensen) or the Swedish cognate Sörensson.Jewish (northeastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sore (from the Hebrew female personal name Sara ‘princess’) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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96,237 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,999 Military Records
12,323 Immigration Records
73,776 Census and Voter Lists
104,233 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sorenson Families

  • Number of Sorenson families
     218 - 433
     73 - 217
     1 - 72
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sorenson families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sorenson families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sorenson Family Origin

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Sorenson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sorenson

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Sorenson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sorenson Civil War Service Records

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