Sorenson Family History

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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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Sorenson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sorenson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Sorenson Family Origin

Where is the Sorenson family from?

Sorenson Family Occupations

What did your Sorenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sorenson family was Farm Labor. Farmer and Cooper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sorenson. The most common Sorenson occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Sorenson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Cooper

  • Farm Labor


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

Sorenson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Sorenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorenson 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorenson. 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 Card

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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Sorenson Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorenson 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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