Rather a strange name, borne by Pitirim Sorokin, a sociologist, born in Russia (the region where I was born), but moved to the USA in the course of the Civil War and, therefore considered an American scientist... Sooo... Any information concerning meaning etc?
'Do not be grieved for me, Starbrow,' she said. 'Nor too much ashamed of your own folk. Better a little doll, maybe, than no memory of Faery at all.' 'Smith of Wootton Major' J.R.R.Tolkien