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Sorbo Early Origins



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.

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Sorbo Spelling Variations


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Sorbo Spelling Variations



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

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Sorbo Early History


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Sorbo Early History



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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Sorbo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sorbo Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sorbo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorbo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorbo (post 1700)



  • 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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Sorbo Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    4. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Bongioanni, Angelo. Nomi e Cognomi. Saggio di Ricerche Etimologiche e Storiche. Torino: A. Forni, 1979. Print.
    8. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
    9. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    10. 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).
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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.

    This page was last modified on 20 September 2012 at 09:45.

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