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Sorenson Early Origins



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.

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Sorenson Spelling Variations


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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.

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Sorenson Early History


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Sorenson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sorenson research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sorenson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sorenson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sorenson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sorenson 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:

Sorenson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elios Sorenson, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1869
  • 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 emigrated to the United States from Sweden, in 1900
  • S M Sorenson, who landed in Mississippi in 1900
  • And Sorenson, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Copenhagen, in 1901
  • Agnes Sorenson, aged 3, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Albert Sorenson, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorenson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorenson (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Cleveland Sorenson, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Manistee County; Elected 1930
  • Charles W. Sorenson, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1948-49
  • C. M. Sorenson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1936 (alternate), 1940
  • Axel Sorenson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Clark County, 1956
  • Allan R. Sorenson (b. 1919), American Democrat politician, Member of University of Michigan Board of Regents; Elected 1961
  • Alexander V. Sorenson (1905-1982), American politician, Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska, 1965-69
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sorenson Historic Events


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Sorenson Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sorenson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sorenson 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 13 November 2014 at 16:22.

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