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The surname Sorbo was first found in Sicily (Italian: Sicilia), the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea where they held a family seat from ancient times with lands and estates. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sorbelloni, Sorba, Sorbi, Sorbo, Sorbera, Serbelloni, Serbera, Serba and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sorbo research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sorbo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sorbo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michele Sorbo, who arrived in Ashtabula Co. Ohio sometime between 1875 and 1906
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  • Sam Sorbo (b. 1966), American actress, best known as Serena on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • Kevin Sorbo (b. 1958), American actor, best known for the role of Hercules in "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys"
  • Jan Inge Sorbo (b. 1954), Norwegian philologist, author and poet
  • Dr. Gunnar Sorbo (b. 1948), current director of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI)
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    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    2. Guelfi Camajani, Piero. Dizionario Araldico 1940 Reprint Arnoaldo Forni. Milan: 1978. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Sorbo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sorbo Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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