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Sørensen Danish pronunciation: [ˈsœɐ̯ˀnsn̩] is a Danish-Norwegian patronymic surname meaning "son of Søren" (given name equivalent of Severin). It is the eighth most common surname in Denmark, shared by about 2,3% of the population.[1] Immigrants to English-speaking countries often changed the spelling to "Sorensen" or "Sorenson" in order to accommodate English orthographic rules. English-language media often similarly renders Sørensen it as either "Sorensen" or "Sorenson". A parallel form of similar origin is Severinsen.

The numbers of bearers of the surnames Sørensen and Severinsen in Denmark and Norway (2008):

Sørensen Severinsen source
Denmark 118396 1000 Statistics Denmark
Norway 10809 728 Statistics Norway

It may refer to a number of people:

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