Sorensen
Any info on the surname Sorensen?
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I believe it is related to Thor, the Norse god of thunder. I found Sören as a Danish variation of the word Thor ...
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You're right in that Sorensen means 'son of Soren (Thor)'. But Soerensen or Sørensen is a different name: it means 'son of Søren (Severin)'.
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Obie
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And Severin means severe?
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Is Soren really a variation of Thor?
That sounds really weird.
I have allways heard that it was just another way to wright Sören (Søren).
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You know I think you're right. Sorensen is not a real Scandinavian surname at all. And Soren is just a corrupted spelling of Søren. Anthony thinks so as well: http://behindthename.com/messages/43472.html
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Stern to be precise, from Latin Severus. It's on www.Behindthename.com
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