Sorensen Family History

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Sorensen Name Meaning

Danish and Norwegian (Sørensen): patronymic from the personal name Søren (see Soren).

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


Similar surnames: Sorenson, Lorensen, Jorgensen, Mortensen, Lorenzen, Mogensen

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Sorensen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sorensen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sorensen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    46%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Norway

    10%

  • Sweden

    9%

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Sorensen Family Origin

Where is the Sorensen family from?

Sorensen Family Occupations

What did your Sorensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sorensen family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorensen. The most common Sorensen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Sorensen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sorensen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sorensen Historical Records

What Sorensen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 81,000 census records available for the last name Sorensen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorensen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 73,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorensen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Sorensen. For the veterans among your Sorensen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorensen Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorensen lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sorensen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sorensen in 1942 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorensen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorensen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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