Sorel Family History

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Sorel Name Meaning

French: nickname for a person with reddish hair, from a diminutive of Old French sor ‘chestnut’ (of Germanic origin, apparently referring originally to the color of dry leaves).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Borel, Soares, Sobel, Gobel, Morel, Savel, Soden, Soper, Orel, Sorter

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Sorel Family Origin

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Sorel Family Occupations

What did your Sorel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Manager Motor and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sorel. 34% of Sorel men worked as a General Manager Motor and 34% of Sorel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sorel were See Berkshire Golf Club and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Manager Motor
  • Railway Clerk
  • See Berkshire Golf Club

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housekeeper
  • Ballet Daven
  • Ballet Duncer
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sorel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sorel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 856 military records available for the last name Sorel. For the veterans among your Sorel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorel Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sorel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sorel in 1959 was 30, and 79 in 2004.

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