Sorenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sorenson family

The surname Sorenson was first found in Brunswick, where the name Sorenson was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Sorenson family

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Sorenson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sorenson, Sörsen, Sorson, Sornson, Seurenson, Saurson, Sauernson, Sernson, Serenson, Surson, Sursen and many more.

Early Notables of the Sorenson family (pre 1700)

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Sorenson Ranking

In the United States, the name Sorenson is the 2,051st most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]


United States Sorenson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sorenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Elios Sorenson, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1869 [2]
  • Anna Sorenson, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Andrew Sorenson, aged 28, who landed in America from Denmark, in 1893
Sorenson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anders Sorenson, aged 50, who immigrated to the United States from Sweden, in 1900
  • S M Sorenson, who landed in Mississippi in 1900 [2]
  • And Sorenson, aged 26, who immigrated to the United States from Copenhagen, in 1901
  • Agnes Sorenson, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Albert Sorenson, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sorenson (post 1700) +

  • Arne Morris Sorenson (1958-2021), Japanese-born American hotel executive, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International (2012-2021)
  • Kent Sorenson (b. 1972), Republican politician and legislator
  • Jonathan "Jon" Sorenson (b. 1964), American academic and educator
  • Ferdinand Sorenson (1882-1966), prominent music educator in the U.S. state of Oregon as well as a conductor, composer
  • Reed Sorenson (b. 1986), American race car driver
  • Private Richard Keith Sorenson, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Cleveland Sorenson, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Manistee County; Elected 1930 [3]
  • Charles W. Sorenson, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1948-49 [3]
  • C. M. Sorenson, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1936 (alternate), 1940 [3]
  • Axel Sorenson, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Clark County, 1956 [3]
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Soren Sorenson, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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