Sorge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Sorge family

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.

Early History of the Sorge family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sorge research. Another 98 words (7 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.

Sorge Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Sorge family (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.


United States Sorge migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Joh Julius Sorge, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Christian Sorge, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
Sorge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • August Sorge, aged 46, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Friedr Sorge, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Theodore Sorge, who landed in Mississippi in 1876 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sorge (post 1700) +

  • Reinhard Sorge (1892-1916), German dramatist and poet who was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme in summer 1916
  • Friedrich Adolph Sorge (1828-1906), German communist who emigrated to the United States to become a labor leader, founder of Section I of New York of the International Workingmen's Association in 1869
  • Richard Sorge PhD (1895-1944), Soviet political scientist and legendary Soviet spy in Japan before and during World War II


  1. ^ 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)


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