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Where did the German Larson family come from? What is the German Larson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Larson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Larson family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Larsen, Larson, Larsenn, Larsonn and others.

First found in West Prussia and Denmark, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Larson research. Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Larson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Larson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Larson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Lars Larson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1825
  • L Larson, aged 24, landed in New Orleans, La in 1846
  • Johannes Larson, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847
  • Barth Larson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1849
  • Samuel Larson, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1850


Larson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Lars Andrew Larson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1907
  • Esten Larson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1913
  • Mads Larson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914
  • Nels Larson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1923
  • Axel Werner Larson, who landed in Alabama in 1923


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  • Jonathan Larson (1960-1996), American composer, dramatist, and lyricist awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Gary Larson (b. 1950), American cartoonist and creator of The Far Side
  • Glen A. Larson (b. 1937), American television writer and producer
  • Eric Larson (1905-1988), American animator for the Walt Disney Studios, one of the "Disney's Nine Old Men", he worked on Snow White, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and many more
  • Admiral Charles R. Larson (b. 1936), American former Commander in chief, United States Pacific Command
  • Ronald Edwin "Ron" Larson (b. 1941), American mathematician and author
  • Brie Larson (b. 1989), American actress and pop rock singer/songwriter
  • Nathan Larson (b. 1970), American film composer, musician, and author
  • Major-General Westside T. Larson (1892-1977), American Commanding General of the VIII Fighter Command, High Wycombe, England (1945)
  • Major Donald A. Larson (d. 1944), USAAF fighter pilot and ace killed in action on 4th of August 1944, eponym of the Larson Air Force Base, Washington

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  • Life in Nebraska and our Heritage by Ellen Larson.
  • The Larson Legacy by Lee Grippen.
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  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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The Larson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Larson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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