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Sorkin Family History

Sorkin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Sorke a pet form of Sore (see Sorin ). It is formed with the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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


Similar surnames: Soskin, Sonkin, Sorin, Orkin, Sirkin, Sosin, Serlin, Mirkin, Dworkin

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Where is the Sorkin family from?

You can see how Sorkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Sorkin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 29 Sorkin families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Sorkin's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sorkin families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sorkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sorkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sorkin. 19% of Sorkin men worked as a Salesman and 13% of Sorkin women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorkin were Proprietor and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Tailor
    7%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorkin. 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 490 military records available for the last name Sorkin. For the veterans among your Sorkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sorkin lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sorkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sorkin in 1959 was 61, and 91 in 2004.

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