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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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Where is the Sorensen family from?

You can see how Sorensen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorensen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Sorensen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Sorensen families living in Quebec. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sorensen's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Sorensen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sorensen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sorensen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sorensen. 45% of Sorensen men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
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What Sorensen family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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