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Sorel Name Meaning

French: nickname for a person with reddish hair from a diminutive of Old French sor ‘chestnut’ a word of ancient Germanic origin apparently referring originally to the color of dry leaves. Altered form of French Chorel: nickname or occupational name from Old French chorel ‘chorister’ denoting a cantor. Compare Sorell Sorelle Sorrell and Surrell .

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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Where is the Sorel family from?

You can see how Sorel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sorel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sorel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 6 Sorel families living in London. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sorel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sorel families in 1891.
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What did your Sorel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Housekeeper was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sorel. 100% of Sorel women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Sorel lifespan?

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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