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Sours Early Origins



The surname Sours was first found in Austria, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Many prominent branches of the family would strive to make this name renowned as they contributed to the social, economic and political affairs of the region. The family, which originated from the Sau river region, became prominent in local affairs in the Krain, Carinthian, and Styrian regions. Dieteri Galleri was the first to take on this name, and according to chronicles, appeared under the name Caspar Sauer as early as 1313. They branched into many cadet houses which played important roles in the national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Sours Spelling Variations


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Sours Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sauer, Sauerer, Sour, Sourer, Sauers, Sours, Zauer and many more.

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Sours Early History


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Sours Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sours research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1556, 1630, 1648, and 1668 are included under the topic Early Sours History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sours Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sours Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Sours were Georg Sauer von Kosiach, who became in 1556 the general of the Croatian border and commander of Carlstadt. His brother was a general...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sours 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 or some of its variants were: Christopher Saur, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1734. Adam Sauer came to Philadelphia in 1731; Henrich Sauer arrived in Philadelphia in 1733.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sours (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sours (post 1700)



  • Paul J. Sours, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Denver, Colorado, 1904-12
  • Lowell Sours (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Grand Traverse County, 1915-18
  • John Sours, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    11. ...

    The Sours Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sours 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 25 November 2015 at 09:56.

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