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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sours research. Another 98 words (7 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.
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.
In the United States, the name Sours is the 10,417th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.