The German surname Sorgel 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 Sorgel family may have sprung from a resident of this area.
Early Origins of the Sorgel family
The surname Sorgel 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 Sorgel family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of medieval society.
Early History of the Sorgel family
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Sorgel Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Sorgel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sorgel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Dieboldt Sorg, who immigrated to Pennsylvania with his family in 1753; Johann Julius Sorge, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; Andreas Sorg, a Waldecker mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Friedrich Sorge and his wife Louise Kahlem, who came to Texas in 1846.