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Sorrento Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name for someone from Sorrento on the Bay of Naples.

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


Similar surnames: Sorrentino, Sorrenti, Corrente, Argento, Soriano, Torrente, Borrello

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Where is the Sorrento family from?

You can see how Sorrento families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorrento family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Sorrento families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Sorrento families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Sorrento's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sorrento families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sorrento surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sorrento ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Factory were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sorrento. 39% of Sorrento men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Sorrento women worked as a Factory. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Longshoreman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Factory
    100%
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What Sorrento family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 819 census records available for the last name Sorrento. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorrento 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Sorrento. 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 327 military records available for the last name Sorrento. For the veterans among your Sorrento ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sorrento lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sorrento life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sorrento in 1962 was 90, and 50 in 2004.

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