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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. 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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