Sorrell Family History

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Sorrell Name Meaning

English (southeastern): nickname for someone with reddish hair, from a diminutive of Anglo-Norman French sor ‘chestnut (color)’.

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

Similar surnames: Gorrell, Burrell, Corbell, Sorell, Morrell, Borrell, Cordell, Barrell

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Sorrell Family Origin

Where is the Sorrell family from?

Sorrell Family Occupations

What did your Sorrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sorrell occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Sorrell's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sorrell family was Carman. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sorrell.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sorrell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sorrell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Sorrell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sorrell 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Sorrell. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Sorrell. For the veterans among your Sorrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sorrell Life Expectancy

What is the average Sorrell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sorrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sorrell in 1943 was 27, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sorrell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sorrell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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