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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


Similar surnames: Rosenson, Sorensen, Berenson, Mortenson, Lorenson, Steenson, Hogenson

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Where is the Sorenson family from?

You can see how Sorenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sorenson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sorenson family living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Sorenson's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Sorenson families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sorenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sorenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sorenson. 21% of Sorenson men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Sorenson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorenson were Carpenter and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorenson. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Sorenson. For the veterans among your Sorenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sorenson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sorenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sorenson in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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