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The German surname Sorge has two possible origins. The name may be of nickname origin, deriving from the German word "sorge" meaning "sorrow." Alternatively, it may be a habitation name, referring to the town of Sorge located in Saxony. A branch of the Sorge family may have sprung from a resident of this area.

Sorge Early Origins



The surname Sorge was first found in the city of Sorge, where it is believed that Heinrich Sorge, the earliest recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1296. The Sorge family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of medieval society.

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Sorge Spelling Variations


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Sorge Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sorg, Sorge, Sörgel, and Sorghe and others.

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Sorge Early History


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Sorge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sorge research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1325, 1383, 1773, 1827, 1743 and 1821 are included under the topic Early Sorge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sorge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sorge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sorge 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:

Sorge Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Sorge, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Joh Julius Sorge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Christian Sorge, who landed in America in 1780

Sorge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • August Sorge, aged 46, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Friedr Sorge, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Theodore Sorge, who landed in Mississippi in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sorge (post 1700)



  • Jay Wootten Sorge (b. 1917), prominent lawyer living in the American Midwest
  • Richard Sorge PhD (1895-1944), Political Science and legendary Soviet spy in Japan before and during World War II

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Sorge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sorge 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 March 2014 at 16:07.

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