Sorlie Family History

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Sorlie Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a common farm name, Sørli, composed of the elements sør ‘south’ + li ‘slope’, ‘hillside’. Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Somhairle (see McSorley).

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

Similar surnames: Sollie, Storlie, Rorie, Forgie, Solin, Corrie, Solis, Gorrie, Norrie

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Sorlie Family Origin

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Sorlie Family Occupations

What did your Sorlie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Carter and Clerk Coachmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorlie. The most common Sorlie occupation in the UK was Baker. 9% of Sorlie's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Sorlie family was Formerly Toll Keeper.

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  • Baker

  • Carter

  • Clerk Coachmaker

  • Formerly Toll Keeper


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

Sorlie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sorlie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorliecensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorlie. 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 416 military records available for the last name Sorlie. For the veterans among your Sorlie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorlie Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorlie lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sorlie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sorlie in 1951 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorlie 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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