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Origin and popularity of the name SOREL


Sorel : 1: 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.2: Altered form of French Chorel: nickname or occupational name from Old French chorel ‘chorister’ denoting a cantor. Compare Sorell Sorelle Sorrell and Surrell.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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