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Sorge Name Meaning

German and Dutch: nickname for a careworn individual or for a guardian or caregiver from Middle High German Middle Low German sorge Middle Dutch zorghe ‘care concern worry anxiety’. German: habitational name from any of several places called Sorge or Sorga. Italian (Sicily): dialect variant of Sorce . English: perhaps a variant of Sarge .

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


Similar surnames: Sorg, Voge, Berge, Sole, Sorgen, Sorger, Borge, Horne, Hoge, Sogge

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Where is the Sorge family from?

You can see how Sorge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Sorge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 37 Sorge families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Sorge's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sorge families in 1880.
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What did your Sorge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sorge. 16% of Sorge men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Sorge women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorge were Salesman and Typist. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    17%
  • Maid
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Typist
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sorge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorge census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorge. 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 Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Sorge. For the veterans among your Sorge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sorge lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sorge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sorge in 1948 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

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